Examination of John Boyes

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

Date: 1645-02-03
Identifier: 831109r101


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 109r

John Boyes Examination taken ffebrurary 3d 1645 before me
<A> This Examinant being sworne on the holy Evangelists saith, that Temple house being ten weekes beseiged by John o Crean and the Harayes with their Confederates, Mr William Crofton the master Minister thereof was at last inforced to surrender the same to them on Quarters given him under the hands of the said Crean and Harayes that they should march safely away with their lyves, and carry away all their bagge and baggage whether they pleased Notwithstanding the said quarter subscribed by them, and that they had sworne punctually to performe the same before A Masse preist on one of their Bookes William Ollyphant Clarke was by the souldiers of the said Crean and Harayes first hanged and afterwards dragged at A horse tayle, and one Henry Nowell and an old Woman was at the same time murthered by the said souldiers This Deponent being Examined whether John o Crean knew of the said Murther saith that before the Execution of the said persons he this deponent went into A chamber where John o Crean lay on A bed and told him that the souldiers were Carrying the aforesaid persons to the Gallows to Execute them, & further told him that it was A shame that their quarter should be soe broken <B> to which John Crean made noe other reply then bad him not to trouble him with it, & further this Examinant sayth that he never saw John Crean restraine or endeavour to restraine his souldiers from the Murther aforesaid, & Notwithstanding the Quarter Given to those in the House to Convey away all their goods, they were stript Many of them naked, and their whole Goods taken from them, and soe exposed to the Extremity of the Dead of winter, (it being about A weeke before Candlemas in the first yeare of the Rebellion. And further the Examinant sayth not.
Cha: Coote

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The Examination of John Boyes against Jo: Crean

Deponent Fullname: John Boyes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John o Crean, * Harayes, William Crofton, William Ollyphant, Henry Nowell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim