Examination of George Twilly

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836154r076] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:31 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-01
Identifier: 836154r076


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Edward Pyers, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Georg Twilly of Dublin servant to mr Penington of Jamestreet aged about 30 yeares sworne and examined.
The examinant sayeth that att the begininge of the Rebellion & about a quarter of a yeare before he served Dean Bartley of Glaslogh Trughvtera in the County of Monaghan, and that on the risinge of the Rebellion one Neile Mc Canan possessed himself of the said Deanes house, & tooke him <A> prisoner and together with about ffifty or three skore English & Scotts men women & children all of the said Deanes family & tenants and about a month after he the said Neil McCanan Deane conveyed the said Deane to Eniskellinge & promised to protect the servants & the rest of the said family, & tenants with him att Trugh:vtera which he accordingly did for the space of three quarters of a <B> yeare, about which tyme Sir Phelym O neile with Turlogh Oge Oneile & many more Rebells in his Company, came to the said Trughvtera to the said Neil Mc Canan to make merry (as this examinant then conceived) whoe spyeinge soe many Englishe & Scotts there, he the said Sir Phelym vttered words to this effect in Englishe (Cozen Neil mc Canan I wonder that you should keepe soe many English & Scotts about your house) why said mc Canan, they be poore servants of the Deane, & I keepe them vnder myself, for you meed not feare what they

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can doe poore things, for they had rather haue a little meat, then to doe any mischeif betwixt you against <C> you or I, Sir Phelym replyed & sayd, I desier you that you would make awaye this people, for they will doe mischeif hereafter if their Army should com{e} neere to vs, & any of them escape from you; & Noe said Neile mc Canan, I have kept them Sir Phelym soe longe, that I am loath to see any of them suffer death now, Sir Phelym hastily made answeare againe, Pox on them (or such revilinge words) cutt of all their heads, & lett me see a fier made of them heads before I goe hence, noe said mc Canan, & therevpon some discontents about it seemed to arise betwixt them, and Sir Phelym tould mc Canan that he might be accessory to his owne death in keepinge the servants aliue, & mc Canan said (notwithstandinge) that he would protect them, & did soe accordingly; these This discourse or the substance of it, this Examinant heard was eare wittnesse of himselfe, beinge one of the servants of the said Deane & then & there a prisoner vnder mc Canan aforesaid: & further sayeth not.
Georg: O Twilly
Taken before vs 1o Marcij 1652
Rd. Tighe
Edw: Pyers

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Geo: Twillyes
Examinacion against
Sir Phelym O

Deponent Fullname: Georg Twilly
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Servant
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: mr Penington, Dean Bartley, Neile Mc Canan, Phelym O neile, Turlogh Oge Oneile
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel