Examination of Conor O’Boyle

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-06-28
Identifier: 831279r206


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Succour
Commissioners: Robert Oliver
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 279r

<June the 28th 1653>
The examenation of Conor รด Boyle of Inchowen in the Barrony of Athloane taken before Capt Robert Olliuer esquire tuching the murthering of William Hues Henery Co l lier Jones & his wife neere Athlone
This examenent saith that Captain Brabson sent a party of his Company into passadges to keep in the Garison of Athloane, being the Bridge of Cranagh & the Bridge of bealenymully & this examenant saith, that one of the Company being a priuat souldier was put in Comaund of the rest by name Rickard Bourk whoe appointed this examenant to stand vppon a hill sintrey wheile the party were gon to towards Athloane to Luck for a booty, presently after hee heard a crey to which place he went with all speed, expecting to haue a share of what plunder the said souldiers foun d gott in the said place & when he came there he heard that William Hues & Hary Coller his wife was killed in the place before his coming there by the said souldiers & Hary Coller being then aliue knowing this examenant cryed to him for mercie whoe did vndertak to saue his Life vntill he had brought the said Hary before his Captain & in theire way som three meyles out of that place homewards they meett the rest of that party that went abroade where they had aserious resoulte amongst themselues on which they haue concluded to murther the said Hary Collier which they murthered Imedieatly & further saith that the said Hary was murthered against his will

fol. 279v

this examenant further saith that those were the persons that murthered, the said William Hues Hary <C> Collier & his wife whose names followeth Breyn o Greaghan, Mlaghlen o Greaghan of Castle Cnock in the Barrony of Athloane, Teige Ryan of Belanasloe & saith that there was sixteen in the said party that Comitted the murther aforesaid & knoweth not what becometh of them onely those before named
Conor o Boyle his marke [mark]
This examination taken before me by order the president of the high Courte of Justice
As wittness my hand the day & yeare first written
Robert Oliuer

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The examenation of Conor o Boyle taken before Captain Robert Olliuer tuching the murthering of William Hues Henery Collier & his wife

164 5
1o May 43

Deponent Fullname: Conor
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Roscommon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Captain Brabson, Rickard Bourk, Breyn o Greaghan, Mlaghlen o Greaghan, Teige Ryan, William Hues, Hary Collier
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim