Examination of Martin Linch

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

Date: 1654-01-24
Identifier: 830261r179


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: H Hurd, John Eyre
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 261r

Gallway 24th January 1653, Martin Linch Maior of Gallway being Duely sworne and Examined saith
To the ffirst interg That Mr Robert Clarke brought a ship Loaden from ffraunce to this Port of Gallway in the yeare 1641 which shipp was Loaden with salt, and <A> there was in her about seaven Barlls of powder, and some Arms, whereof Thomas Linch fitz: Andrew was Marchant, and Domnick Kerwin ffactor and Marchant with others, this Deponent ffarther sath that the Amunicion was Lade aboard by the ffactor and Marchant Domnicke Kerwan as he Credably heard, and it was brought as Marchandize to this Port but that he the said ffactor was Desyred by any of the Towne to bring the same this Examinant knowes not
To the 2d interg: this Deponent sath that he Credably heard that the abouesaid Amunicion was Endeavored to be Carryed into the ffort by John Turner, and the Governor Capt: Anthony Willoby which as he Conceiues was by Warrant from the Lords Justices, and he farther Deposes that the said Mr Clarke was Comitted prisoner in <B> the said Towne of Gallway, by Wallter oge Linch Major of Gallway,

fol. 261v

To the third interg, This Examinant knoweth not the Manner of the Committall of the said Mr Clarke onely that he was Comitted by the then Major as aforesaid
<C> To the ffourth interg this Examinant Deposes not
To the ffifth this Deponent sath, that the shipp whereof the said Mr Clarke was seazed on by Domnicke Kerwin, with other the Inhabitants of the Towne of Gallway with Boats and ffarther he saith that Sir Vallantyne Blake procured the takeing of the said ship (as he himselfe acknowledged, and that some of the Councell of Eight Did procure and advised the takeing of the said shipp, as he Credably heard, and this Examinant ffarther Deposes that he Credably heard that there was Murther Comitted in the <D> surprisall of the said ship, (but how many were slayne he knoweth not) besides many wounded, and that the persons that were Actors in the said surprisall, with Domnicke Kerwin were steph: Linch, Andr: Linch, Tho: Martin Rich: ffrench fitz Rowland, and ffarther to the Interg saith not.

fol. 262r

<E> To the sixth interg: this Deponent sath, that all the Arms, Ordinance, Amunicion and Powder in the said ship, were taken out by the persons which surprised her accompanied with a great Number of the said Towne to assist them therein, and that it was all Disposed of ffor the vse of the Towne, and this Deponent saith that part <f> of the Councell of Eight, Ordered the Disposeing of the said Arms & Amunicion as he veryly beleiues, for all things that was Done was Acted by theyr Order and the Magistrates of the said Towne were, as followeth (viz) Walter Linch Major Tho. Linch Recorder, John Martin and Math Martin sheriffs, but that Pattr. Darcy did know of the surprisall of the said ship before Done, or Did Councell the takeing of her, or was in Towne then this Examinant knowes not
To the seaventh interg, this Examinant Deposes that the o fflahertyes and the Irish <g> of Err: Connoght, were sent for to Come into the Towne of Gallway in the begining of the Rebellion, by some of the Councell of Eight, (and with the p mitance permittance of the Inhabitants of the said Towne of Gallway) or the Major Vote, But the Persons in particculer of

fol. 262v

of the said Councell and Towne he knoweth <H> not, this Deponent ffarther sath that the End of the o fflahertyes and Irish of Err Connoght Comeing into Gallway was to lay seidge against the ffort
To the Eight interg, he Deposes, that Dureing the stay of the said Irish there was Murdered John ffox and his wife in the said towne by one of Mor[ ] o fflahertyes Company who was Executed for the same, and as this Deponent Remembers, Pattr: Darcy was not in the said Towne, Neither Did he heare, that he Did Councell for the bringing in of the said Irish, and this Examinant ffarther Deposes <I> that the aforesaid Irish were suplied with Money and Provision from the said Towne, and the Money for theyr Maintenance was applotted vpon the aforesaid Towne of Gallway
To the Nineth interg. he sath not
This Dosition was
Taken by vertue of
a Comission to that efect
ffrom Honorable the High
Courte of Justice siting
at Dublin before vs:
H: Hurd
John: Eyre

Deponent Fullname: Martin Linch
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Mayor
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Clarke, Thomas Linch fitz: Andrew, Domnick Kerwin, Wallter oge Linch, Vallantyne Blake, steph: Linch, Andr: Linch, Tho: Martin, Rich: ffrench fitz Rowland, Tho. Linch, John Martin, Math Martin, Pattr. Darcy, * o fflahertye, Mor[ ] o fflahertye, John Turner, Anthony Willoby
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned