Deposition of Mulrany Carroll

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

Date: 1643-04-26
Identifier: 839134r093


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Death, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

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Mulrany Carroll late of Castle doe in the Countie of Donnegall gent: sworne and examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion that is to say about the Last of October 1641 this deponent was att Castledoe aforesaid & elswhere in the County of Donnegall aforesaid: & Kinges Countie s deprived robbed & dispojled of his estate goods & Chattells consisting of Cattle sheepe Corne debts benefite of Leases, money hoggs howshold goodes boats fishings & other things, amounting in all to the value or summe of One thowsand five hundred Powndes ster: By and by the meanes of theis notorious Rebells following vizttz Sir Phelim <a> o Neale of Kinnard Knight in the County of Tirone Mulmorey mcSwyne de Magherimneainagh in the said County of Donnegall Captain of Rebells Neile Mergagh mc Swyne gent: Owen Roe mc Paden gent: of Doe aforesaid Henry mc Swyne of Castleroughan gent Mulmurry mcSwyne now of Castle Roughan gent Manus mc Knogher of Drim gent Teige ô Sweighan Owen McAnelley Turlogh mc Anelly Dermott mc Anelly: Shane ô Murrey Lawrence ô Murrey James ô Murrey & Coll ô Murrey (3 brothers) all of the Ardes in the said County of Donnegall all gent and divers others whose names he cannott now <A: 1 [ ]> call to mynd: And further saith That one Manus Bane of Doe aforesaid & his three sonns and some of the Rebells before named most barbarously killd hanged & murthered one Robert Akins a protestant minister (whoe hadd often releeved & kyndly entertained them in his house) and twoe of his brothers vizttz John & Marcus Akins his brothers : in their owne barne at Clonedevaduck in the County of Dunnegall: And some of they also murthered 3 women (one of whose bellies they ripped vpp she being great with child: soe as the Child sprung out of her belly And alsoe murthered viijtt more protestants in the Doe aforesaid: which Cruelties & murthers were exercised and done cheefly by the Comand <b> of the said Mulmourry Mc Swyne of Magherimeynaghe whoe is granchild to Sir Mulmurry Mc Swyne: Those septs being the most cruell & bloudy mynded people of any other in that County of Dunegall <in [ ] there [ ] > And further saith that he wel knoweth that Countie and verily beleeveth that since this Rebellion there have bin in that Countie a thousand Protestants mur d ered and starved besides those that fled or as yet remaine ther <A> [ ] And further saith that Ervin mc Swyne of [Bah] RHeah: is greatly suspected for a most closse cuning, & dangerous Rebell & to be accessary to divers bloudy murders Comitted by his Kearns & souldjers

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Commanded by him: And this deponent hath heard it credibly <c> reported That the Rebell Rory Maguire & his wicked complicees & souldjers have murthered a great number of Protestants withinhen the County of ffermanaghe: some by hanging some by drowneing <A> some by burneing & the rest by other cruell deathes And this deponent was earnestly moved perswaded by the said Mulmoorrey m c Swyne of Macrehemnagh & by N Brian oge Mc Laughlin a popish Preist to Joine with them the Rebells against the Protestants: and to deliver the Castle of Doe vnto them: And they tould him this deponent That the Scotts hadd peticioned the Parliament howse of England That there should not bee a Papist left alive either in all England Ireland or Scotland And that some of the Comittee for England imployed for the out of Ireland for the irish affaires haveing notice thereof writt over vnto them into Ireland to ryse vpp in armes & take all the strong houldes & fortse into their handes there or to that effecte And that they (meaneing the Rebells, nowe expected the fulfilling of Colum Kills Prophecie: which (as they did construe it) to be was That the irish should conquer Ireland againe or to that effect.
Mulrony Carroll
Jur 26o Aprilis 1643
Joh Watson: Randall: Adams
Hen: Brereton.

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Com. Donegall
Mulrony Carroll.
Deposed April 26. 1643.
hand w Exr


Deponent Fullname: Mulrany Carroll
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Donegal
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phelim o Neale, Mulmorey mcSwyne, Neile Mergagh mc Swyne, Owen Roe mc Paden, Henry mc Swyne, Mulmurry mcSwyne, Manus mc Knogher, Teige , Owen McAnelley, Turlogh mc Anelly, Dermott mc Anelly, Shane , Lawrence , James , Coll , Manus Bane, Ervin mc Swyne, Rory Maguire, Brian oge Mc Laughlin, Mulmurry Mc Swyne, Robert Akins, John Akins, Marcus Akins
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim