Examination of William Kennedy
- Reference: MS 817, fols 337r-338v
- County: Longford
- Date: 17/5/1654
- Type: Commonwealth
- Nature of Deposition: Death, Robbery, Words
- How to Cite
William Kennedy sonne and heire apparant of John Kennedy of Mullag in the County of Longford Esquire aged twenty fyve yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne and examined the seaventeenth day of May 1654 before Thomas Richardson of Dublin Esquire one of the members of the high Court of Justice by order of the same Court.
The said Examinant sayth That about thirteene yeares since to his best remembrance hee was present in his fathers house in Dublin vppon his mothers comming from the County of longford with her yonger children (in the first yeare of the Rebellion) wh and heard his said mother (who is since deceased) make a sad relacion of her sufferings in longford after the said mr John Kenneday the Examinants said fathers escape thence, the substance whereof (to the Examinants best remembrance) was That all her goods were taken away by the Irish and nothing left for her and her children to subsist on And that shee being in that sad Condiccion came to longford and obteined a passe from some Comander or Officer to goe with her children and servants to Dublin, and desiring a little Aquavite for her money at Bartholomew Nangle his house in longford shee was to refresh herselfe being ready to faint shee was denied it by the said Bartholomew Nangle his then wife with theise or the like Expressions that shee wold cast all her Aquavite on the dunghill before
before any English dog shold haue any an of it to saue <B> them from perishing, Att which tyme And the Examinants said mother then further related that while shee and her children were standing in the street of longford as aforesaid neere the said Bartholomew Nangles dore hee the said Bartholomew Nangle rode into the towne with l a Pike in his hand and his horse in a great sweat, and that shee heard and saw him shake the said Pike or speale speare in a vaunting Manner sayeing now all is our owne, or words to that effect, And further the said Examinants mother did then relate that shee was told by some of the neighbors then vppon the place that the said Bartholomew Nangle came then from dividing a prey of which hee and other s had taken of her owne goods, And further the Examinants said that some of the Irish mother then related that some of the Irish (but who by name hee remembreth not) constreined her to giue them an accompt in writing of all the goods shee had left in Trunk hidden, And the Examinant further sayth that hee was this very day informed by one Mary Murrey living in the further end of Cookestreet who was servant to the Examinants mother at the tyme of the Rebellion and was with her in longford at the tyme before mencioned, That whiles a passe a was a writing for her mistress or about that tyme shee being wayting on her said mistresse on or neere <C> a dunghill at the said Bartholomew Nangles dore saw the said Bartholomew Nangle come riding at a
<D> high rate into the towne & towards his owne house with a halfe pike in l or launce in his hand and his horse in a great sweat And heard him say in a braving manner all is our owne, or words to that effect and alsoe heard some of the neighbors wispering, one to another that the said Bartholomew Nangle came then from dividing a prey of the Examinants fathers goods And alsoe heard the Examinants said mother denyed Aquavite for her money by the <E> said Nangles then wife who alleadged shee wold rather throw it on the dunghill then it shold any English releive any English dogge or words to that effect And further sayth that the said Mary murrey further related to this Examinant that it was Bartholomew Nangle himselfe that Examined her Mistresse the Examinants mother concerneing her goods left hid at Mullagh and tooke the Accompt of them And strictly enquired what money plate money and other goods were there, And that shee the said Mary then telling her said mistresse that that passe or peece of paper shee had gott wold doe her noe good for that the Rebels wold not care for it the said Bartholomew Nangle over hearing he replied in great rage what doe you call vs Rebells and grumbled other words which shee vnderstood not And further the Examinant sayth not.
Deposed before mee
r 100 li. ad comperend & vlterius test &c
Mr william Kennedy his
the seige at Longford.