Deposition of Grany Nee Mullan

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-05-25
Identifier: 837101r066


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: John Dallway, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Grany Nee Mullan of the Inch in the County of Downe widdowe taken before vs the 25th day of May 1653
<The said> Grany ni Mullan aged twenty eight yeares or thereaboutes sworne & examined saith by vertue of her oath that John Erwyn somtymes her neighbor Came to the dwellinge house of Edmond o Mullanes with a partie of Scotts souldiers on Sunday morning being the 2th of ffebruary 1653 1642 & some of the family seeing them Coming gaue warning vnto all the Inhabitants & thervppon they runn away man wiffe & Cheild onely taken by them Evelin ffitzymones & Mary Mullan her daughter, this examinant sayth that the said John Erwyn drew his sword & wounded the said Mary in her head & Cutt her ffinger on her forehead at which tyme she Cryed deare John doe not kill me for I never offended you, Thus repeating three tymes, he trusted her vnder her right breast with his sword & then she h gaue vpp the goste, the said Evelin hearing & seeing her daughter soe murdered shee Cryed, then the said John Erwyn slashed her with his sword & gaue her fiue wounds & left her for dead & stripped her and after a good while the said Erwyn tooke a mightie brone of fire & putts it on the said Maryes brest expecting she had been liuing, This deponent sayeth by vertue of her oath that severall tymes before th a t tyme they had warning from Killeleugh that John Erwyn intendeth to kill man woman & Cheild of that parish through mallice for & in revenge of the killing of Jene Erwyn & Margrett Erwyn who were killed by Thorlagh รด Kely & Hugh Mallemon three quarters of a yeare before that tyme & sayeth further that she did not know the rest of the souldiers because they came not soe neere but fell a pilledging her Cause of knowledge is that she lay vnder a bushe in the bogg neere the place where the execucion of the murder was & further sayeth not
Sworne before vs
John Dallway Mayor
Roger Lyndon

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(56) B
25o May 1653
the Examinacion of Grany
Nee Mullan
John Erwin in prison
for Murdering Mary
Nee Mullan

Deponent Fullname: Grany Nee Mullan
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Evelin ffitzymones, Mary Mullan, Jene Erwyn, Margrett Erwyn, John Erwyn, Thorlagh , Hugh Mallemon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Denounced, Mentioned, Mentioned