Examination of Owen McEdwane

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=831089v089] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 03:06 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-14
Identifier: 831089v089


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Richard Coote, Robert Parke
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 89v

<C> owen mcEdwane of Sligoe yeoman adged forty yeares sayth that hee was at the beginninge of the rebellion in the yeare 1641 dwellinge at Ardnaglasse, & that [ ] hee knowes that Connor roe mcNamee was a Comon murderer of such brittish people as lived in those parts and otherwise travelled that way especially of such persons as were murdered at the Skreine as is declared in the former deposition And that Hugh ô Connor & Charles ô Connor bretheren to ô Connor Sligoe murdered Thomas Coote & his wife at Toneregee, but whoe was then in their Company hee knoweth nott; Hee alsoe deposeth that itt was the Company of Captain Brian mcswyne that hanged the three brittish men, but Cannott say that the said Captain mcswyne was present or actor therein: Hee lastly sayeth that itt was a greate number of vlster Rebells then in armes at Ardnaglasse whoe murdered Robert Neisbitt & his sonn, & his wife beinge greate with childe & riptt vpp her belly. Beinge asked what persons or inhabitantts of the Country which are nowe alive that were actors in the said murders deposeth that hee knowes not any particuler bodie then as hee hath related. And that hee beinge a dweller at for alonge tyme before the warr in Ardnaglasse, assoone as it begann, was soe oppressed with the Irish souldiers, that hee was still keepeinge his owne dwellinge quietly, & went nott Comonly abroade among that wicked Crowde of people vntill he gott the opportunity to remove from thence to Sligoe to dwell, & dureinge that tyme hee hath hearde what hee hath herein deposed.
Owen McDuany
deposed & Examined before
Robt: Parke
Rich: Coote

fol. 90r


fol. 90v


Abowte the murders of Ardnaglasse
Rob Lightfoote
Connor roe mcNamee

Deponent Fullname: Owen McEdwane
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Connor roe McNamee, Hugh , Charles , * o Connor Sligoe, Brian McSwyne, Thomas Coote, Robert Neisbitt
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim