Examination of John Babe

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836145r071] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:21 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-16
Identifier: 836145r071


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Edward Pyers, Henry Jones, Ra Hunt, Robert Meredith
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 145r

The Examinacion of John Babe of Carlingford <A> aged about thirty eight yeares beinge duely sworne before vs the sixtenth day of ffebruary 1652: sayeth
That in the Christmas holydayes next after the begininge of the Rebellion there came to this Examinants house att the Carlingford twoe ffryers whose names were John Dowdall & Barnaby Living with an Order or warrant from Munke Ryley & Ever McEnes of the County of Downe Esquire from the towne of the Newry The tener of which warrant (as this Examinant best remembers) was to this effect; vizt To take vpp the Goods of the Brittish Protestants, and to hang such of them as refused to goe to Masse; This warrant was directed to the said twoe Preists, wherein was power & instructions given them to call to their ayde & assistants All Officers & all persones of the Popish Religion; And that <B> the said Preists did call to their assistants the Examinant whoe was by the Countrey people termed Marshall Babe, This Examinant sayeth that he went with the said twoe Preists to the house of Hugh Hooper of Newton in the County of Lowth to execute the said warrant, but sayeth that he did defend the said Hooper in his life & estate from the said ffryers soe as it the said warrant was not executed accordinge to the tenor thereof att that tyme. And beeing demanded by vs by what power & authority the said Munk Reyley & Ever McEnes did graunt that warrant, he sayeth that he verily beleiveth, & it was generally reported that their power was derived from Sir <C> Phelim O Neile, Sir Con mc Enes & Brian O neile & what they did was by their order & direccion ffor he sayeth that the reason of his said beleife & the generall Report aforesaid <is because these three men were then the Principall Comanders of the Rebells in those partes, and no{e} <D> man durst doe such things without their privity: And he further sayeth that there being about the Certaine Protestants had Quarter given them by the Rebells & sent to this Examinant to be transported by sea to some of the Englishe Quarters, and that before they cou{ld} {} convoyed awaye one Michaell Garvy now here & then Provost of the Newry where now he liveth came with a warrant to this Examinant from Munke Reyley & Ever mc Enes whoe acted vnder Sir Phelim O’ Neile & the other Sir Con mc Enes & Bryan Oneile to take awaye Eight of the Protestants from this Examinant to be sent as he the said Michaell Garvy reported to don= Patrick in the County of downe there to {be?}>

fol. 145v

<E> Exchanged for prisoners, but by the waye att a place nere Dundrom the said Eight persons were murthered by one mc Edmond mc Enes and his party of Rebells as this Examinant was tould By Michaell Garvy. The names of some of these Eight were Lieutenant Hugh Trevor mr [Tudg] minister of the Newry, the rest of their names he cannot remember And further he sayeth not
John Babe
Rob Meredith
Hen: Jones Ra: Hunt
Edw. Pyers

fol. 146r


fol. 146v


Babes his Examinacion

Deponent Fullname: John Babe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Dowdall, Barnaby Living, Munke Ryley, Ever McEnes, Marshall Babe, Hugh Hooper, Phelim O Neile, Con mc Enes, Brian O neile, Michaell Garvy, Hugh Trevor, mr [Tudg]
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim