Examination of Jonathan Richardson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836234r124] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:29 PM

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Date: 1653-03-05
Identifier: 836234r124


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: George Rawdon, Tobias Norris
Deposition Transcription:

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[ ] 3918
The Information of Jonathan Richardson against John ô Sleuen
At the begining of the Rebellyon in Ireland, about Christma{s} following I being at John Greggs Mill in the Parish {of} Loughall, which mill was then held by one mr Johnson <A> One Gyles Adams an Englishman a former dweller in those parts Came to this mill where Mrs Johnson gaue him some releefe of Victualls; & as soone as hee went out of the Mill this John o Sleuen li u inge with the m agiers vpon [Roleigh] in [Rumelearty ] mett him and brought him backe vnto the Banck ouer the Millwheele & there gaue him a Knock & Cast him into the water w here he vnder the Mill wheele, where he was drowned; y but I being then afraid of my owne life & lyeing then in the Mill durst not looke out to see this thing done but mrs Johnson that liued in the Mill saw it & Came told, mee that in these words or to this purpose
There is Gyles Adams drowned: by this John ô Sleuen
And dureing all the tyme I was in the Irish hands I did Continualy here of seuerall mischeifes done by this man & hee was reported to bee a very bloody man
Jonathan Richardson

<B Also> Tirlagh ô Donnell now of nere lurgan sonne to Neale ô Donnell (with which Neale I at that present serued) and being in his house I saw this Tirlagh go out Early in the morneing, & I heard before <Mr Johnson slaine Tirlagh o Donnell the murderer> that some mischeife was that day to bee done, and Came not home till afternoone & brought with him mr Johnsons dublett his stockings & his shooes, which hee said was his share of the Plunder and that day there was 16 persons taken from the Mill aforesaid & there abouts and all drowned in one bogg neare Loughgall amongst which was mr Johnson his wife & 2 children, & hee told mee himselfe hee had bin in Company with them that drowned them
Jonathan Richardson
Taken before vs
5o March 1652

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<C> And allso saith
That Hugh ô Hollagan tooke one Robert waddall from <Robert Waddall drowned> [ ] the Howse of mr Nehemiah Richardson neare <Hugh o Halligan {the} murderer> at Balligasoone & Carryed him to Loughall & there had him in Examination about what Goods hee could <C> discouer that was hidd, affter they had gott out of him what the hee could declare in that particuler, then hee was taken out of the towne about a stones throw & there was Crewelly Murdred by the said Hugh ô Hollagan And likewise another man the Next day in the same place. the blood of them both in two severall places I saw vpon the Ground as allso the places where they were burried,
Jonathan Richardson
taken before vs the
5o March 1652
Geo Rawdon
Tobias Norrice


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[ ] 3920

Jonathan Richardsons
versus John o Sleuen
Turlagh o Donnell
Hugh o Halligan

fol. 235v


Deponent Fullname: Jonathan Richardson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Gregg, mr Johnson, Neale , Nehemiah Richardson, Gyles Adams, Robert waddall, John o Sleuen, Tirlagh , Hugh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel