Examination of Andrew Hutchinson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-04-19
Identifier: 836248r132


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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< symbol> The examinacion of Andrew Hutchinson of Knockcarne in Com: Antrim aged about fourty two yeares taken at Lisnegaruy 19 Aprill 1653
Who saith that at the begining of the Rebellion he liued in the County of Ardmagh in the parish of Loughgall & in the towneland of Hockly where this examinants habitacion was in the said parish as he was returning from the towne of Ardmagh with haueing left there some goods for safety & was <Rob: Millenton slaine> returning home againe to carry some more thither he S aw a <A> neighbour of his named Rob: Millenten running out of his house with a pikestaffe in his hand to saue some Cattle <Owen o Quin mus Dillan & Patt o Coskry murderers> which some of the Irish were takeng away who was kild amongst them & being demynded if he knew them saith he knew three of them vizt Owen o Quin mus Dillan & Patt: o Coskry who were in the Company of the said Irish but saith he can not tell who it was which killed him And this examinant farther saith That about fiue weekes after he he mett <B> one Laughlin mc Atty [Tee] which was formerly a seruant of his & this examinant demanded of him according to the report <Tho: weather murdered Laughlin mc Attee actor> which he had heard from seuerall of his neighbours wherefore he did slay his neighbour Tho: Weather or whether it was truth or not who answered it was but a small matter if he did kill him And also this examinant saith that the said Laughlin told vnto him [ with ] voluntarily that he had hanged a Scotchman in Hugh Russells house that morning & also the said Laughlin told vnto this examinant that if he could find Rob: Eele his seruant he would serue him in such manner as he had the Scotchman & searched very much about the straw of this examinants house to see if he could find the said Rob but could not by reason that this examinant had giuen him vnto some Irish

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woemen to keep all that day from him which they did & towards night striueing to escape away haueing gone two or three mile from the said parish of Hockly vpon the high way he the said Rob Eele was slain but by whome he this examinant knowes not And this examinant further saith that as he was goeing about a mile from Hockly to the towneland of Shewis to look for a young Child of his which the Irish had carried with them that he haveing some occasions to goe vnto Loughgall being about two mile from Hockly he saw one William Halligan <C> with two other Irishmen in his company lead a <William Halligan> Scotchmen which was Nehemiah Richardsons plowman whose name he knowes not from ouer the stile of the Churchyard of Loughgall into a Corne field where the said william Halligan drew out of his sword & gaue the said Scotchman two or three Cuts ouer the side of the head vpon which he fell & died in the place And this examinant further saith that he was constrained to goe from one place to another to seek reliefe amongst the Irish being all the goods which he had were taken away from him by them & haueing heard that Patt: mc Quiggin who had one of his children in keeping was remoued from Hockly where this examinant liued vnto the Towneland of Shewis this examinant was resolu{ed} to goe thither to see if his child was aliue & well & vpon his way neere to Shewis he saw a great smoke vpon which he asked seuerall of the Irish what was <D> the reason of soe great a smoke vpon which they answered vnto him that it was occasioned by Turlogh boy <Turlo boy o Hagan yr> O Hagan & his 3 sonnes who had sent 30 English of men woemen & children into a house & were burning

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them in the house at the said time & they also spoke to this examinant to returne back which he did & further saith not
<E> And being demanded what he knew of Mr Mich: Doine saith that he saw him sitt with Turlo oge O Neale & seuerall others in the seshions house of Ardmagh giueing orders for the putting of English into prison & remoueing them from one place to another And that mr Doine & mr Christopher Sexten took posession of his house & about two hundred barrells of Corne & household stuff from after their remoueall out of those quarters & though he often desired & begged some of it for his reliefe he could gett none but two peckes


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Andrew Huchinson of
Knockerns examinacion
20 ap. 1653
Owen o Quin
Mus Dillan
Patt Coskry
Laughlin mc Attee
Edm Turlo boy o Hagan & his
3 Sonnes
William Halligan

Deponent Fullname: Andrew Hutchinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Rob: Millenten, Tho: Weather, Rob Eele, Owen o Quin mus Dillan, Patt: o Coskry, Laughlin mc Atty, William Halligan, Turlogh boy O Hagan, Mich: Doine, Turlo oge O Neale, Christopher Sexten, Hugh Russell, Nehemiah Richardson, Patt: mc Quiggin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned