Examination of Hygate Lone

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-02-23
Identifier: 830240r168


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson
Deposition Transcription:

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<Corke, ffebr 23th 1653> The Examinacion of Captaine Hygate Lone of the Cittye of Corke aged thirtye foure yeares or thereabouts, taken at Cork before Colonell [ ] and Tho: Richardson esquire [ ] [ ] of the high Court of Justice sitting at dublin and one of the Justices of the peace in the County of Corke,) the three and twentieth day of ffebruary 1653, vppon certaine Interr to the said witnesse exhibited, on the behalfe of the Comonwealth touching seuerall murthers comitted at Galway in the first yeare of the late horrid Rebellion [ ] vizt
<1.> To the first Interragatory the said Examinant sayth that in or about the moneth of November, in the yeare 1641 . Capt Roberte Clerke in the Inter named, did bring into the harbour at Galway (from ffrance) a Shippe laden with Armes, amunicion, and other goods, vppon the accompt of some merchants of Galway’s but what merchant in particuler hee remembereth not, his cause of knowledge is that hee this examinant was then in the ffort of Galway, where hee saw and had conference with the said Clerke, who informed him what hee hath deposed, and also hee saw the said shippe moring in the harbour both before and after shee was surprised.
<2.> To the seacond Interr hee sayth that hee doth well know that the said Armes and Amunicion were intended and endeavoured to be seised vppon and brought into the said ffort, by Mr John Turner, then Clerke of the stores

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At Galway, and others, and herd the said mr Turner say they did soe endeavour by vertue of, a warrant hee had from the then lord Justices and Councell, And further sayth that hee this Examinant (with fyve soldiers more) were <B> commanded by Capt Anthony willoughby then Gouernor of the said ffort to goe aboard the said Shippe, to assist in the seising & landing of the said Armes and amunicion, but before they cold gett thither the said shippe was surprised, and remooved further from the ffort, And further saith that not very long after the said surprisall (but how long expresslye, hee doth not now remember) hee heard both the said mr John Turner and Captaine Clerke relate that they had bin convented before the Assembly Court in Galwaye, & questioned, and committed by the said Assembly, & charged with high Treason for endeavouring to seise the said Armes & Amunicion, but who then sate in the said Assembly, or how long the said Turner & Clerke were in restraint, or vppon what termes <C> they were enlarged the Examinant doth not now remember saving that hee was informed that Martin & Darcy ( lawyers) were there.
<3.> To the third Inter the said Examinant sayth that hee <pointing hand> heard the said Turner and Clerke relate in the said ffort of Galway (in the presence of mr Joseph Hampton, Mathew Scott, b now living in Patrickstreet dublin and Hibert Scott, Brother to the said Mathew) that Patricke Darcy and Richard Martin of Galway Esquire (and Councellors at law) were in the said Assembley and the very men that examined them, and told them is was treason to take or seise vppon the said Arme{s} or Amunicion from the Townesmen.
<4.> To the fourth Interr hee sayth that hee doth certainly know

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know that the inhabitants of Galway (but who by name hee knoweth not) did send men and boats, and therewith board and enter the said shippe, and seize vppon and surpise the same by force, and beleiveth it was by the command <D> of the Councell of the towne, And further sayth that hee then credibly heard (by the relacion of one Mr Rawlins a Chirurgeon, and his mate, and seamen, (who were the onely men in the said shippe that escaped) that there were three persons murthered in the said shippe, and two of themselues were wounded, & all three carried prisoners into the towne, but what is since become of the said Chirurgeon and the other two or any of them, or who by name were killed, or what quantityes of Arms or Amunicion were taken out of the said shippe, or who gaue Order in particuler for the disposing of them, hee knoweth not, but sayth that hee hath <pointing hand> very credibly heard and seene it in seuerall lettres written <E> by Andrew Darcy Esquire to Capt Anthony willoughby Gouernor (about the same tyme) that his brother Patricke Darcye was one of the cheife actors and advisers of mischeife in the said towne, and that hee was turned roague, and that hee the said Andrew stood more in feare of him then of any other in the towne, or words to that effect, And further sayth that the Gouernor was often informed by letteres (which this Examinant saw) that the said Patricke Darcye was in Councell, and about in the streets very actiue and and saw the said P atricke d arcy in the streets the very day before the said surprisall but never heard that hee was sicke abo at or about the tyme of the said surprisall, or murther, his cause of knowledge appereth in his deposicion To the

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<5.> To the 5th Interr hee sayth that hee very credibly heard and beleiveth it to be most certainly true that the ô fflahertyes and other Irish Rebells were hired of Irconnaght were sent for and procured to come into Galway, in the begining of the Rebellion, by the Magistrates & Councell <F> of the towne, but who in particuler hee cannot say, but sayth it was to helpe to defend the towne against the ffort, as hee verily beleiveth, for that hee this Examinant was one of the Soldiers of the said ffort that fought against them, And saith hee hath credibly heard by his owne mother in law, his wife, and others (who were then in the towne) that one ffox and his wife, (english protestants) were murthered in towne, and their heads cutt off, and tumbled vpp and downe the streets by the said ô fflahertyes, and that the Examinants said wife and mother in law hardly escaped murthering being also murthered, which the y And sayth that hee credibly heard by them (,and other English) that the townesmen had given consent to the murthering of all the English, onely the priests and ffryers went vpp and downe <G> the streets and hindered the murthering of any more of them, And further sayth that hee verily beleveith the said ô fflahertyes and other Irish of Irconnaght had very good pay, for that after the said ffort was deliuered vppon (to one John Bourke their Generall) vppon quarter, hee this Examinant heard from seuerall merchants of the towne that they had noe reason to fight much themselues, for they had largly paid others to fight for them, or words to that effect to this Examinants best remembrance, And further to the said Inter hee cannot depose.
To the

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<6.> To the sixth amd last Inter hee cannot further depose then in his Ansuer to the precedent Interr hee hath deposed
Hygat lone

Deponent Fullname: Hygate Lone
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Captain
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Roberte Clerke, John Turner, Mr Rawlins, Anthony willoughby, Andrew Darcy, Joseph Hampton, Mathew Scott, Patricke Darcy, Hibert Scott, Richard Martin, * , John Bourke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Witness, Witness, Rebel, Witness, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel