Examination of Elizabeth Hanly

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1652-11-08
Identifier: 831227r162


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Stripping, Words, Succour
Commissioners: Robert Clark
Deposition Transcription:

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<symbol> The examination of Elizabeth Hanly wife of Jo: Hanley of Loghreagh formerly called by the name of Elizabeth Barrnett wife to William Barnett, of Castell Barr Clerk e in the County of Maio Clarke Examined vppon <A> oath before Robert Clarke one of the Commissioners for the Administraccion of Justice in the precinct of Galway 1652, taken at Tirrellan the 8th of Nouem: 1652
Who being deposed saith that shee was aliuer in the Countye of Maio at Castlebarr abouesaid vnder Sir Henry Bingam, her husband William Barnett being Minister in the said parish and in the first yeare of the Irish rebellion shee with the her said husband deceased and three Children and substance of houshould goods went into the said Castell of Castellbarr for theire security and there continued with Sir Henry Bingam a quarter of a yeare, whilst Miles Bourke Lo: Viscount Maio with his confederats came and beseeged the same which was by the said Sir Henry Bingame deliuered to the said Miles Bourke vppon conditions one of which was that the said Miles Bourke should conuoye the English of the said Castell which went thither for security to the towne of Galway, and two daies after the surrender was commaunded to goe out of the said Castell by the Miles the Lo: of Maio, and the first night they came to Ballnecarra, the second night to Ballinrobe, the third night to the Neale the fourth night to one Walter Bourkes in the County of Galway, and the next day: were brought bake againe to Shrouell and Lodged that night being Saturday there on Sundaye morning this deponent heard Miles Lo: of Maio cammaund the English smale and great to march ouer the bridge of Shruell which accordingly they did The English all goeing before and the Irish party that Came with the Lo: of Maio driue them, The Lo: of Maio himselfe with some of his followers, went to alittell hill about pistoll shott, and there looked on This deponent further saieth that when the English desired to remaine on that there the County of Maio Side he the said Miles tould them that they must goe, and some who did linger were drawen ouer and before they entred the bridge, they did see a party <B> on the other sid of the bridge who did strip and kill the first party of the English that went ouer. This deponent seeing the same leapeth of the horse and desired her husband not to goe ouer, and ran to Miles Lo: of Maio desireing to saue them, and his answere was he could not help it, and being further examined saith that when this deponent with her husband and children end did endeuour to stay bake one of the Irish party tooke her said husband by the horse bridle and said he must come ouer, and seeing John Browne of the Neale did take him by the hand, and desired him to helpe, who answered he could not saue himselfe and vppon which her husband goeing was killed her selfe stript naked with her child ren wounded and left for dead, and being examineth further saith that she she did see the said Theobald Bourke son to the said Lo: Viscount Maio goe ouer the said Bridge from the murderers. did see comeing over after diuers of the English were killed Also alsoe deposeth that shee did see the said Theobald on that sid of the bridge where they lay all night in the morning before they marcht ouer with his father Miles and his Confederats, And alsoe shee did see William sonn e of the Meriths three sons fosterers to the said miles have with three guns shuting at the said English, as alsoe the Clanfillippins and the Donnellans and the Clangibbinsetts fosterers to the Lo: of Maio: she did see them killing of the English

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And being examined she further deposeth that one Walter Miles Bourke beeing with his sons who liued some two miles from Shruell called then by the name of Captain Bourke, ste p this deponent did see him actiue in putting the English forward ouer the bridge to the Murderers and that she heard his three sons were the re and shee did alsoe see ould Walter Harris who is now liueing in the Oules did see him present with many others: and the Examinent further saieth not.
Eliza: [mark] Barnett her marke alias Hanley
Examined by me
Robert Clarke
And the examinent further saieth that she knoweth one Richard Baly who is now liueing with John Browne at the Neale who was an English man escaped the said Murther

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Examinations about Shrouell murther
Eliz: Hanly

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Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth als Barnett Hanly
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Barnett, Henry Bingam, Miles Lo: Viscount Maio Bourke, Theobald Bourke, Jo: Hanley, * Meriths, * Clanfillippins, * Donnellans, * Clangibbins, Walter Bourke, Capten Bourke, Walter Harris, John Browne, Richard Baly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Succour, Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Mentioned, Witness