Examination of Richard Fawsett

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=835262r283] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:55 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-03-31
Identifier: 835262r283


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Stripping
Commissioners: John Carmick, Robert Browninge
Deposition Transcription:

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Com ffermanagh The examinacion of Richard ffawsett taken vppon oath vppon the holy Evangellists at Iniskillen in the County of ffermanagh the Last of March 1654 before Robert Browning and John Carmuck gents by vertue of a Comission and bearing date the [ ] nynth day of March 1653 out of the hygh Courte of Justice erected at Dublin to the Comissioners therin named or any two or more of them directed as followeth
The said examinant vppon his oath sayeth that he and one Edward Grace together with about one hundred men of the English and Scotish nacion protestante (being surprized and taken <A> prisoners by the Rebells ab in severall partes of the County aforesaid And compelled to march along with them (in respect of the greater dreading and amasing of the rest of the English & protestants) Rory McGwire the cheife Ringleader of the Rebells in the County aforesaid tooke this examinant & the prisoners aforesaid among his Rebellious followers the 23 of December of December 1641 to the Castle of Tully (where many of the said Protestants were drawne together for security of their lives & as this examinant beleeueth for to defend that hold where the said Rebells haueing stayed that night in the field, the next day being the 24th of December 1641 hauing drawne the said protestants (whose names now this examinant remembreth not) to a parly by the meanes of one Bryan <B> McGrath (who since was drowned) the said Castle of Tully with the Armes of the said Protestants was yeelded vpon quarter to the said Rory McGwire & his Rebells vizt who faithfully promised them qurter for theire liues & to convey them in safety to any Brittish Guarrison that they would choose to goe vnto, The Lady Hume & one John Greere alias Langford Greere b y being the persons that Captain [] then on the parte of the said Protestants, yett the said Rebells would not enter the said Castle vntill first the said Protestants did diliuer deliver their said weapones & armes vnto them over the walls there which being done, the rebells entered & shortly after stript the said protestants, & afterward vizt vppon the 25th of December 1641 at Tully Castle aforesaid in the County aforesaid in the morneing early the said Rebells did massacre {} Number of the said Protestants in and about

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the said Castle of Tully, And in particular this examinant saieth that one Thomas McRory McGolbricke (now ryding in the Troupe under <C> the Comand of Maior Robert Ormesby in Conaght) & one Phelem O Muldoone did charge & thrust theire pikes into the body of a woman that fled then out of the gate there from the rest of the Murtherers. And he farther saith that one Mr It Capten Hugh booy McSheane og McGwire, and one Lieuetenant Neill McEdmond McHugh of the said Rebells party, and adherents were then present among the said Rebells with very many other Rebells whose names this examinant remembers not, But referres the better and further discovery therof vnto the Informacion of these English men & protestants following heere that is to say, Thomas Allen now at the hare Island in the Barony of Lurg in the said County, Robert Ossenbrooke now of Moywany in the said County William Bearde of Lurg in the said County, Richard Bearde, And William Ossenbrooke now of Tirhugh in the County of Donegall, And Edd{} Grace now of Bow Island in Lurgg who were prisoners then and their present.
And this examinant saieth that Hugh booy O Managhan <D> serjeant and Edd O Managhan Corporall of the Company of the said Captain Hugh booy McSkeane oge McGwire and one Tullagh O fflanigan fosterer vnto and now Liuing with Mr Tirlagh McGrath at [ ] in the said County of Donnegall or ffermanagh, were then present at the said Masacre & accessory therevnto with the said Rebells And farther this examinant saith not that the cause of his knowledge is for that he said was then there present and did see three persons whose names he knoweth not coming running stript naked out of that Castle, who were murthered by the rebells at the gate And further he saieth not./

Richard ffawscett [mark]

taken before vs the said day
John: Carmicke
Robert Browninge

Rich: ffawsett of Towra [ ] herein 50 li.: Condicioned []
Robert Browninge Jo: Carmicks

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Examination concerning the Massacre at Tully and Commission for the same and the Murther of Mr. Rampaine

Deponent Fullname: Richard ffawsett
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edward Grace, Thomas Allen, Robert Ossenbrooke, William Bearde, Richard Bearde, William Ossenbrooke, Edd{} Grace, Rory McGwire, Bryan McGrath, Thomas McRory McGolbricke, Phelem O Muldoone, Hugh booy McSheane og McGwire, Neill McEdmond McHugh, Hugh booy O Managhan, Edd O Managhan, Hugh booy McSkeane oge McGwire, Tullagh O fflanigan, Tirlagh McGrath, Lady Hume, John Greere, Langford Greere
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned