Examination of Valentine Blacker

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=836242r128] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:43 AM

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Identifier: 836242r128


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Death, Killing, Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

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Captain Valentine Blacker saith
That Edmond boy mc Glasney Magennisse of Clanconell dead, and Artt oge mc Glasney Magennisse dead of the same, getherd the men in Clanconell and went to burne Downe=Patricke Dromore, and Lurgan, as they themselues confest they had <A> donn at there returne to this Informant being then their prissoner
Toole mc Macan and Toole mc Rory mc Cann gathered the Irish in Clancan and Clanbrassell and went to burne Lurgan, and when they returnd they bragd that they had burnt it in this Informants hearing who also saw them goeing thither the said Toole mc Makan comaunding them & marching before them & T oole mc Rory mc Can as lieut & pu shing the m on that were slack agoeing
ffor the Murther that was Comitted at Portadowne after the Inglish was drownd ther, Elizabeth Simons Sara, Hobkins whoe liues at Charlemont, and Anthonie <B> Workman who liues with Nicholas Williams at Killeleagh can witnes that Toole mc Macan was the Author of it as I haue heard,
There was one william Montgomry hangd at Bellenagarye by the men of Clanconell but whoe did it I knowe not
That ffrances the wife of mr John St Johns was present when Mr Charles Parkins, was taken away from mrs St Johns and the rest of the Companie, and after murtherd by the Irish in Kilvltagh as I heard as also Mrs Heywood & Mrs ffranklin & both with Childe & diuers others were then murderd:
Hee further saith that whilest he was prissonner with the Irish he saw a warrant of Execution under Sir Phill: O <C> Neills hand (whose hand he knowes very well, for the murdering of putting of the English to death in those partes about Clancan & Clanbrassell which was sent to Toole mc McCans han in whose hand he saw the said warrant & soe he ventured & escaped away the next night & about 2 or 3 dayes the great murder was done vpon the English at portadowne

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Mr Blackers Informacion
Toole mc maCan

Deponent Fullname: Valentine Blacker
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Captain
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edmond boy mc Glasney Magennisse, Artt oge mc Glasney Magennisse, Toole mc Macan, Toole mc Rory mc Cann, Sir Phill: O Neill, Elizabeth Simons, Sara Hobkins, Anthonie Workman, william Montgomry, ffrances St John, Charles Parkins, Mrs Heywood, Mrs ffranklin, Nicholas Williams, John St Johns
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned