Deposition of Mary Twyford

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

Date: 1642-05-10
Identifier: 836077r042


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne, John Watson, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 77r

[directly following the deposition of Ralph Twyford]
Mary Twyford wife of the said Raph deposeth
The foresaid spoile and Robberyes wer committed by B Tirlagh oge o Neale of Bellemacally now knight Marshall amongst the Rebells of those partes, his sonne <a> Captain Phelim o Neale Captain Hugh boy mc donnell and multitudes in their rebellious company att that tyme. And farther deposeth that one Mulmurrey of in the parish of killcluny [ ] is a notorious rebell.
And saith that many strange crueltyes wer committed by the Rebells of the said partes, as drowning of six & twelue women att one tyme in boghooles chopping off of heads of the protestant English for to gett discovery of when they would not confesse [their] monyes. drowning of multitutes amongst whom a remarkable passage happned of one mrs Cammell wife to John Cammell an outstanding religious woman, who being the first of the number to be drowned, in a lough between lisnegarvie and Armagh layed hold vpon ane of the Rebells and Clasped hym saying saying I will not drowne alone but will be

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fol. 78r

waited one & haue company and so an hole being broken in a greate lough that was frozen she drew in her dro matherer & executioner with her in to the water wher they both perished ended their lives, the man so drowned with her having been the executioner of the rest before herey eyes.
<hand> And it is farther deposed that Brian o B canekin <b> a Comon soldier in those partes vnder the Rebells told this deponent that if their warrs prospered Sir Phelim o Neale shold be king of Ireland why replyed the deponent will you attempt the deposing of our lawfull soueraigne, the said person answered that they haue the Queens hand & seale for the same, which if they effected not, the king wold roote them forthwith [ ] out & said besides Sir Phelym o neale was legall Earle of Tyrone or words to this effect . This deponent sayth that a Commission pretended was shewed, openly from the Queen & was openly shewed read & published, & the Rebells gaue out that the parliament in England did threaten the compelling of the papist of Ireland to goe to Church & Conforme, or Elce to Excep cutt them off which was one Cause of their going out into action
Mary MT Twiford
hir marke
Jurat xo Maij 1642
John Sterne. Joh Watson:
Randall: Adams.
Hen: Brereton
The Cert not paid for

fol. 78v


18 Armaghe
Raph Twyford & Mary his
wife Jur 10 Maij 1642
Cert fact not paid for
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Deponent Fullname: Mary Twyford
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tirlagh oge o Neale, Phelim o Neale, Hugh boy mc donnell, * Mulmurrey, Brian o canekin, Phelim o Neale, the Queen, John Cammell, mrs Cammell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim