Deposition of Hugh Benson

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

Date: 1653-05-29
Identifier: 831093r091


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Deposition of Hugh Benson feltmaker now Liweing in Sligo taken befor me the 29o of May: 1653
Hugh Benson of Sligo being of the agde of twentie fyve years or thaireabouts beinge duely sworne vpon the holy Ewangelist and examined sayth that hee Liwed in Gransgmore with the barony of Tireragh and County of Sligo att the begineing of the rebellion, and that he this deponent knoweth that thair was a man and a chyld murdered at Donaghatrahan by command of Moreis Herbert priest, who imployed his serwant Walter <A> Barrett and another John o Clowan to murder the said persons and that the said John o Clowan took the chyld by the feett and dashed the brains thair e of out vpon a stone, and afterwards hangd the man betwix two Cars; as also this deponent sayth that one of the mcSwyns of Donaghatrahan whoes name he knoweth not, took a chyld of on mr John Hamiltons, whoes name was John and pretending that the chyld had stolne a sheep, took him the said Chyld, and putt a with about his neck, and threw him ower the rock, threatning to cast him into the riwer, but lett him hang so long that the Chyld died within a few dayes, and this deponent sayth that he went to wisitt the said Chyld within two dayes after, and that he could hardly speake vnto him and newir efter rose, and this deponent further sayth not.
Hugh [mark] Benson his mark
Signed, and acknowledged before mee as wittness my hand
Rich: Coote

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Hugh Bensons examinacion

Deponent Fullname: Hugh Benson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Feltmaker
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Moreis Herbert, Walter Barrett, John o Clowan, * McSwyn, John Hamilton, John the younger Hamilton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim