Deposition of Edward Moore and Margaret Moore

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

Date: 1644-04-09
Identifier: 839112r076


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinations of Edward Moore and Margar{et} Moore late of Londonderry taken sworne & examined before vs his Maiesties Commissioners therevnto appointed vnder the greate seale of Ireland the 9 th day of Aprill 1644 this ixth day of Aprill 1644
The Examinants Edward Moore & Margaret Moore aforesaid beeing duly sworne & examined depose & say that about sixteene dayes since they, [ ] in theire way from Londonderry to Dublin, about six miles from th e Cavan in the County of Cavan were mett with about twenty <+> of the Irish armed with swordes, skeynes, & two firelocks who questioned them these deponents concerning theire quality, countey, place of aboad, & whither they were travailing: these Examinants answering, that they were English dwelling at Londonderry that they tooke theire way by Iniskillin hoping to meete a brother of his the deponents Edward Moore whom they found to have beene killed; and that now they were passing toward{s} Dublin & from thence to theire friends in England. Thereup{on} the said Irish laid hold on him the deponent Edward Moore stripping him out of all his clothes & shirt leaving him quite naked: & after stripped starke naked her the deponent Marga{ret}Moore in doing whereof they the said Irish did cast o{f} from her back a child of three quarters old, & thereby broke the skull thereof the braines appearing, so as it the next day died which child & one other about 5 yeares old were stripped out of thei r e clothes by a woman that was in that company. The deponents further say that they were at th{at} time robbed of foure pounds & ten shilings which the said Marg{arett} <4 li. 17 s. 6 d.> Moore carried, & of seven shilings & six pence taken fro{m} the said Edward Moore: The said Irish also refused to leav{e} them a smale quantity of flowre which they reserved for theire two children upon the way so that they the deponents went foure days, vntil they came to Droghedah, without any foode other then herbes gathered in the fieldes, & one twopenny loafe given by some troopers whom they mett. They further say

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say that the said Irish who so robbed them tooke away and did teare to re theire passe which the deponents had vnder the hand of Captain Henry Vaughan of Londonderry, & were no waies mooued to spare them the Examinants in respect of the Cessation which they pleaded. But who they were that so robbed them these deponents can not tell beeing strangers in the Country: only that the said Irish when then they had donne as aforesaid bade the deponents report, if they so pleased, that they were of the Realyes who had so used them
Jurat ixo Aprilis 1644.
Hen: Jones
Hen Brereton


Deponent Fullname: Edward Moore, Margar{et} Moore
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent County of Residence: Derry,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edward Moore, Henry Vaughan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned