Examination of Anthony Sherwyn

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

Date: 1653-12-02
Identifier: 829377r253


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Robert Geoffreys, Robert Harding, Thomas Dancer, William Edwards
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 377r

The further Examinacion of Anthony Sherwyn taken of Rathkeill in the Countye of Limericke gent aged fiftye yeares or thereabouts
Whoe beeing duly sworne and Examined saieth That vpon the first Entrye of the Irish into the Castle of Killfynnin after the same was yeilded by those that held the same They the said Irish that soe Entred did take by force out of the said Castle Richard o Donoghe Roberte o Donoghe and Edmond o Calla with one Nora ne Cawnrehan all of Kilfeny and led them from the said Castle about a quarter of a Myle where they were hanged vntill they were dead which this deponent did see from the top of the said Castle, The said deponent being asked whether the Lo: of Muskerry was present at the said Seige, answerth that hee was present the cause of his knowledge thereof was that the day before <A> the Surrender of the said Castle some poore night people that brought tobacco and stronge waters to sell being at comeing to the Castle this deponent see asked what Person that was which rode alonge by the wall who answered, that it was the Lord Muskerry which this deponent after found to bee the said Lord for th both the deponent and the rest which were in the Castle marched forth about three dayes after the surrender thereof, and the first night this deponent

fol. 337v

deponent attending vpon the Lady Elizabeth Dowdall whose servant hee was, went with her to a Cabbin whith about a quarter of a myle or some what more from the said Castle whether she <B> was invited to Supper by the said Lord of Muskerry and Patricke Pursell and then knew the said Lord of Muskerry to bee the same Person that hee had seene neere the walls as aforesaid beeing the same man hee sawe at the Burr yesterday, And further saith that the said Lord of Muskerry comaunded a Regiment of ffoote at the said Seige, which Regiment hee did see drawne vp in Battalia as they marched from the said Castle, which was knowne soe to bee, by reason his Lady demaunded whose Regiment it was, answer was made that it was the Lord of Muskerry, And this deponent further saith, that after the hanging of the said fower Persons his Lady demaunded of some of the Irish Party Gentlemen why they hanged her poore servants that had done noe hurte, who answered because they tooke Parte with the English And further saieth not
Anthony Sherwyn
Sworne before vs
the second day of
September December
William Edwards
Robert jeoffreys
Thomas Dancer
Ro: Harding

fol. 378r


fol. 378v

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Deponent Fullname: Anthony Sherwyn
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Servant
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard o Donoghe, Roberte o Donoghe, Edmond o Calla, Nora ne Cawnrehan, Elizabeth Dowdall, Lord of Muskerry, Patricke Pursell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel