Examination of Martha Lone

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-02-23
Identifier: 830242r169


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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(directly following the examination of Hygate Lone)
Martha Lone the wife of Captaine Hygate Lone aged one and thirty yeares or thereabouts being duelye sworne and examined.
<1> To the first Interrogatory the said Examinant sayth that shee being in the Towne of Galway in the first yeare of the Rebellion credibly heard that one Capt Roberte Clerke had brought into the harbour at Galway a shippe laden with Armes and amunicion, and some wyne and Salt, but who were the merchants, or ffactors shee did not heare, to her best remembrance, but sayth that shee beleiveth the said Armes and Amunicion and Salt was intended by the merchants of the said goods to be employed for the Rebells.
<2.> To the seacond Interr shee sayth that shee knoweth <A> that mr John Turner late Clerke of the stores at Galway (and Captaine Clerke to her best remembrance) were both committed to prisoner by the Maior & Assemblye at Galway and afterwards (in the ffort of Galway) shee heard the said mr Turner tell mr Joseph Hampton this Examinants father that it was about concerneing the said Armes and Amunicion that hee was soe committed, And further to the said Interr shee cannot depose.
<3.> To the third Interrogatorye shee cannot depose
<4.> To the fourth Interr shee sayth that shee and the rest of the English then in the Towne of Galway were

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not suffered by the towne people to looke out of their howses or lodgings but the shee then heard that <B> divers of the towne people with boats had surprised the said shipps, and killed some men they found aboard, and likewise heard that one mr Rowlins a Chirurgeon was dangerously wounded & brought into the towne, whom shee and some other gentlewoemen (that is to say one mrs Jenkins a ministers wife, now living in Bristoll, and one, mrs Lloyd another Ministers wife since deceased) were desirous to haue seene and supplied with some linnen, and other necessaryes hee might haue needed, but they were not suffered by the towne people to goe out of their owne lodging, but were thretned by them (but by whom shee knoweth or remembreth not) that they must not goe any more to Church or markett, for if they did they wold be killed there, or words to that effect, And further sayth that shee cold somtymes heare the Irish telling in the streets (to some that were questioning them) <pointing hand> that they did nothing but what they had order for <C> from the Maior and Patricke darcy and the Aldermen and best of the towne, which words shee heard spoken in the Irish tongue, And further to the said Interr shee cannot depose.
<5> To the 5th Inter shee sayth that shee knowes the towne was full of Irconnaght rogues, in their trowses and broages, and all armed with pikes skeanes and swords, and beleived they cold not come into the towne without the Maior & Aldermens consents, And further sayth that about the same tyme the said Irish rebells murthered one ffox an English protestant, and his wife, and another auncyent gentlewoman who was a kinswoman to Doctor Boyle, then or late before Archbishoppe of Tuam, And

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sayth shee heard of seuerall other English then murthered, but shee the said Examinant was then sicke in her bed, And further to the said Inter shee cannot depose <b> To the sixth Inter shee cannot further depose then to the precedent Interragatories shee hath deposed
the marke of
Martha [mark] Lone
deposed before vs
Tho: Richardson

Deponent Fullname: Martha Lone
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hygate Lone, Joseph Hampton, mrs Jenkins, mrs Lloyd, Doctor Boyle, Roberte Clerke, John Turner, mr Rowlins, Patricke darcy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel