Deposition of James Butt

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

Date: 1653-05-17
Identifier: 831131r115


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<symbol> The Deposition of James Butts Butcher in Sligo takne the 17o of May: 1653.
James Butts of the agde of thrittie one and vpwards being duely sworne vpon the holy Ewangelists, and examined, sayth: that hee Liwed in the towne of Sligo att the begineing of the rebellion, and that hee this deponent entered in to the Lady Jones her hous, att when the siegd cam to ly about the towne, and thair <A> remained dureing the siegde, and that on Robert McConmy with a company assaulted the back syd of the forsaid Castle, and Captain Patrick Plunkett the other syd, whervpon thair was a parley, and a quarter obtained from the Irish: And being further examined sayth that the quarter was that they should hawe bagg and baggage with Libertie to stay in the towne or to be conveyed to the Boyll, as they pleased; Which quarter was immediatly vpon the surrendring of the Castles violated, And within a certan space efter so many of the English as remained in the towne wer thrust into the Common Gaole and murdered, by Charles o Connor Hugh o Connor Patrick o Hart, Owen o Hart of braidCullan: Edward Herbert now li w e inge Hugh o Mey now in <B> action with the said Hugh o Connor; Thurlogh Ballagh o Hart now Liweing Donald fitzBrian Dorrogh o Connor now Liweing in Coowlir, and Richard Welsh who murdered his master, Mr William Welsh: And this deponent being further examined sayth that the said Richard Welsh had two brothers in the Goale that night, but knoweth not whidder they had a hand in the murder of not, the names of the brothers, on of tham called Nicholas Welsh and the other Thomas Welsh who ar now liweing in the towne of Galloway, and serweth in a trou p and that Nicholas Welsh serweth in a troup, as is deponent is informed: his caus of knowledge is that hee was that night in the vpper roome of the prison with on Henri Knott who escaped e fter wh en the murder was committed, with this deponent, And this deponent further sayth not;
The [mark] mark of James Butts
Signed, and acknowledged before mee as wittness my hand
Rich: Coote

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About the business of Sligoe
James Butts his deposition

Deponent Fullname: James Butts
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Butcher
Deponent County of Residence: Sligo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert McConmy, Capten Patrick Plunkett, Charles o Connor, Hugh o Connor, Patrick o Hart, Owen o Hart, Edward Herbert, Hugh o Mey, Thurlogh Ballagh o Hart, Donald fitzBrian, Dorrogh o Connor, Richard Welsh, Thomas Welsh, Nicholas Welsh, William Welsh, Lady Jones
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced, Denounced, Victim, Mentioned