Examination of Edward Betty

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-23
Identifier: 839087r059


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: George Carey, Henry Finch
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 87

The examination of Edward Betty Liuing In the Baroney of Raphwo of the County of Dunnigall being Sworne before vs Henry Finch esquire Major of the Citty of Londonderry & George Carew Justice of the peace by Authority of Parliament For the Prouince of Vlster, 23 Apr: 1653 swoned & examined Sayethe
In the yeare 1641 between the first of Nouember & the fiue & twentyeth of Desember there Came to his Fathers house who Liued in the Parish of Maheryecrose In the County of Terron, Edmond oge Oneale, & Neale oge Oneale with two Companyes of men & tooke all the Cattel that were there abouts & Sent to William Betty the examinants father to Cum oute to him, who Cam with one Dauid Long In companey who Led Edmond oges horse for a Littil Space Edmond oge Oneale gaue order to one of his men to kill the Sayd Long which are was Immediatly don, & afterwards he the Sayd Oneale gaue order to Kill his father & his Brother who were both Killed, & the examinant had suffered allsoe but that an Irish Woman Loued hid him & the Sayd O neale protested he would spare nether English nor Scotch & Seuerall others Suffrd by his blody hand & derections & burnt the houses with his owne hands and farther this examinent sayeth not
Henry Finch
Geo: Carey

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Deponent Fullname: Edward Betty
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Donegal
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edmond oge Oneale, Neale oge Oneale, William Betty, Dauid Long
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim