Deposition of Elizabeth Trewman

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

Date: 1643-05-14
Identifier: 836117r062


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 117r

Elizabeth the relict of William Trewman l ate of the towne and County of Armagh gent sworne and examined sayth That since the begining of the present Rebellion vizt that is to say about the first of November 1641 This deponents husband and shee were deprived robbed or otherwise dispojled of their meanes goods & chattells consisting of Cattle horses Corne howsholdstuff ready mony debts and other thinges all amounting to Ccxvij li. viiij s. By or by the meanes of theis Knowne and Common Rebells vizt Sir Phelim รด Neile Knighte Turlogh oge o Neile his brother and their followers whoe k murthered this deponents mother (80 yeres old) and divers others in the towne of Armaghe And the Rebells drowned the wiffe of John Grundell & also the wife of Stephen Peirson t that had both of them Children sucking att their brests which they drowned alsoe: & left the rest of their poore children to starve as many of them did, And they alsoe drowned at one tyme 160 protestants at the bridg of Portadowne: And they burnd and Killd at Sewidg in the parrish of Kilmore or Loghgall (that she heard of) about threescore more & did divers other outrages and cruelties as killing of one Mr ffleemeing a minister & 3 Scottishmen & other this deponents husband nere Lisnegarvy and slasheding and the n murthereding 3 women & by beating them into a little logh nere Armagh then they thrust in them downe with their swords & pikes into the water till they were drowned & other extreame outrages most divelish and barbarous they comitted: which she live leaveth to the Relation of others
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Jur 14o May 1643
John Sterne
Hen: Brereton
Cert fact

fol. 117v


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Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Trewman
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phelim , Turlogh oge o Neile, Mr ffleemeing, William Trewman, John Grundell, Stephen Peirson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned