Examination of William Clarke

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836177r083] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:51 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-28
Identifier: 836177r083


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of William Clarke of Killulta Tanner aged fourty fiue yeares or thereabouts taken 28 ffeb: 1652
Who saith that at the begining of the Rebellion he liued in Loughgall & there was one Manus roe o Cane who with seuerall others of his followers took him (this examinant) with such other English as they could find to the number of threescore persons, which belonged to the <A> said Parish of Loughgall & putt them all into the Church there & did sett a Guard ouer them & from thence took them to Port of Downe And vpon the said way they kild mr William ffullerton the Minister of the said Parish & another Gent: called mr Rich: Gladwich & that such English as they mett they did take them alongst with the rest which were in all at their comeing to Port of Downe about an hundred persons where they were all drowned at that time except this examinant & William Taylor & Geo: morrice And seuerall of them were striueing to swim out which when they came neere the land they did either shoot or knock them downe with the oares of their Boats And also he further saith that he purchased his life then by giueing vnto them fifteen pounds & the night approaching they kept him with them all night & putt him to an hen rost roost in an Englishmans house in the Port of Downe & the next morning he came downe & stood at the doore <B> of the said house where he had mett with one that he had prosecuted him at the Asizes who swore at the doore of the said house he would haue this examinant hanged but remembers not his name And being demanded who they were of the Irish party that acted these Crueltyes saith he doth not remember any of them now liueing except one Rory mc Vaugh now resideing about Clanbrassell as he is informed & was one of them that guarded these poore people to their deathes And he saith that the Irish gaue out that this was done by Sir Phill: O Neales comand but being kept prisoner & much affrighted he doth not remember what was acted more particularly or by whome &c.
Geo: Rawdon

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William Clarkes examinacion
ex Manus roe o Cane
ex Rory mc Vaugh


Deponent Fullname: William Clarke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Manus roe o Cane, Rory mc Vaugh, William ffullerton, Rich: Gladwich, William Taylor, Geo: morrice, Phill: O Neale
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel