Examination of Martin Taaffe

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838041v037] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 02:26 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-30
Identifier: 838041v037


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Richard Brasier, Thomas Coote
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 41v


The examinacion of Martin Taaffe sonne of Richard Taaffe of the Parish of Aghidowy in the County of Londonderry yeoman taken before vs at Colerane the 30th day of March 1653
<A> Who being duely examined saith That he is the sonn of the said Richard Taaffe & nephew vnto Lawrence Taaffe his said fathers halfe Brother That he left Aghidowy where his father dwelt tenn yeares before the Rebellion & went & dwelt vnder One William Taaffe since called Leiutenant Colonell Taaffe in the County of Tyrone That he never stirred from his farme vnder the said William Taaffe neither doth he know whether the said William Taffe ever had any Command or went abroad into Vlster And further he saith that he doth not know who begun the Irish Rebellion or any one had person who had a hand in it but that he heard of Burnings of Townes & Castles & of Murders in severall places but doth not know who committed them And that he never came into the County of Londonderry after the Rebellion begun neither ever knew or saw Paull Gault or Archy Criage whom he is charged to have murdred at Aghidowy And further this Examinante saith That he the said William Taaffe & this Examinant being robbed & plundered by Sir Phelomy roe รด Neile & his men in ffebrurary 1642 they & there families removed out of Vlster & went vnto Ballymote in Connaght & there the said William Taaffe was made Lieutenant Colonell vnto Generall Major Luke Taaffe <B> & this Examinant entred himselfe a soldier in the said William Taaffs Company And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major


Deponent Fullname: Martin Taaffe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Derry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Taaffe, Lawrence Taaffe, William Taaffe, Luke Taaffe, Paull Gault, Archy Criage, Phelomy roe
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Rebel