Deposition of Brian Mcfferrell

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-05-29
Identifier: 831091r090


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Death, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Succour
Commissioners: Richard Coote
Deposition Transcription:

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The deposition of Brian Mcfferrell now in Belladrehed taken befor me the 24o of May 1653.
Brian Mcfferell being of the age of ffortie years or thaireabouts being duely sworne vpon the holy Ewangelists and examined saith that hee Liwed in Roche donaghatrahan att the begineing of the rebellion, and that hee heard that sewerall of the English that Liwed about thes parts at that tyme amongst others on Laura London and her children who wer all of <A> tham plundered and robd by Roger McOwen McSwyn and efterwards starwed for want of maintenance and this deponent being farther examined sayth that hee saw seuerall strangers comeing from the barony of Tirawly towards the prowince of Wlster, and amongst others he sayth thair was on murdered at Donaghatrahan by directions from Mores Herbert preist, who sent of on Walter Barrett who now Liweth in Tirawly and on John Cloan who now Liweth about Dromahair as this deponent beleeweth, to murder the said person, whom they hangd att that tyme; as also this deponent sayth that hee heard that thair was on of on Mr John Hamiltons children thrown ower the rocks in the sea, and that way murdered This deponent being further examined concerneing a murder committed in Skrein, saith that Connor ro mcCon <B> my, Colla mcSwyn the sone of Roger mcSwyn and John Cloan wer the cheif actors; and being examined concerneing the murder committed in Ardneglas saith that the speciall murderers wer the souldiers of Brian McSwyn, and that Moreis McConmy was in Ardneglas at that tyme and that the said Moreis heareing that thair was on of the mcDonnells a scottishman to be murdered whom he alle dged to be his kinsman and took him away from the others that wer to be murdered, and Left him to be kept safe in some hous in towne till such tyme as hee the said Moreis should be ready in the smiths forge wher hee was imployed, and from thence he intended to carie him the said mcDonell with him to be secured, but such was the furie of the murderers that thay fell vpon the house and murdered the said McDonell among the rest, and this deponent further sayth that thair was on Robert Nisbit and his wyff and sone murdered in Ardneglas the next year efter the begining of the rebellion, by some Vlster men, but who they wer he knoweth not, and who was thair officer he doeth not remember, And being examined concerneing <C> the murder committed in Tourego vpon the persons of Thomas Coote and his wyff Thomas Crowne and others, hee sayth that he knoweth that Charles o Connor and Hugh รด Connor cam with a great squadron of men thar and murdered the said persons openly in the sight of Mulmory mcSwyn and his wyff Gilian Lynch who oppposed tham to the vttermos of thair power, but could not prevail and this deponent being further examined if thair wer any mor murders committed in tireragh sayth thair was one of Sir Robert Hannay his men murdered at Eniskerone by on John McManus who is now dead; and further this deponent sayth not.
Brine oge mcfferall
Signed and acknowledged before me as wittness my hand
Rich: Coote

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About the business of Tireragh this deposition of Brian mcffarrell
Sir R. Hannah

Deponent Fullname: Brian Mcfferrell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Laura London, John Hamilton, * McDonnell, Robert Nisbit, Thomas Coote, Thomas Crowne, Mulmory McSwyn, Gilian Lynch, Roger McOwen McSwyn, Mores Herbert, Walter Barrett, John Cloan, Connor McConmy, Colla McSwyn, Brian McSwyn, Charles o Connor, Hugh , John McManus, Moreis McConmy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Witness, Witness, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned