Deposition of Brian Mc Gowen

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

Date: 1653-05-05
Identifier: 837124r087


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Ja Traill
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 124r

The examination of Brian Mc Gowen of Lecale taken the 5th May 1653
Who (being aged as he sayeth about two and thirtie yeers) Sayeth that about fyue yeers agoe he was in that partie, by which on Serjeant <A> Gettinbee was killed in the pace of Dundrum, but that he was not neere him when he was killed. And that Serjeant Sauuage who commanded the partie, did acknowledge to haue killed the sayd Gettinbee by with a pistoll; which shott this examinat sayeth he heard but was a muskett shott of; But afterward he saw the sayd Gettinbee lying naked and stript of his cloathes lying dead, That this examinat gott none of his cloathes nor any part of the cloathes that were then taken from others taken prisonners but, that he gott 38 shill for his share of the money which was giuen for the release of the said prisonners; which money was brought out to them by John Tennant and John Young two of this examinats neighbours in lecale. But this examinat denyes that he pursued Patrick Mc Euer
This Examinat further sayeth that when Serjeant Sauuage and Bryan Mackelhenny and others of that party, were about the hanging of Thomas paceley and Christopher Bateman were he this examinat did cutt the roppes and lett them fall, for which action four swords was drawen against him by four of his party whereof Bryan Mc elhenny was one, And that if it had not been for Serjeant Sauuage the foresayd persons foure would haue killed him this examinat
<B> This examinat further sayeth that it was four or fyue dayes after that the foresayd pacely and Bateman, wer taken prisonners that they wer hanged up upon a tree as aforesayd And the further sayeth that the cause, why the foresayd two men were hanged up; was because when their frends brought out moneys to [ ] redeeme the cowes that were taken, the partie threatned to hang them Vnlesse they gaue ransome for them selues.
He sayeth further that Bryan Mackelhenny and Murtogh O birne were both upon the top of the tree when they wer about to hang the foresayd two persons
And this examinat further sayeth that after his cutting of the roppes when the foresayd paceley and Bateman fell doune, they could neither stand nor speak, nor had their senses for the half of an houre
Bryan Mc Gowen [mark] his marke
Taken by me
Ja Traill

fol. 124v

Patrick Mc Euer his
Examination Concerning
Bryan Mc elhenny

Deponent Fullname: Brian Mc Gowen
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Serjeant Gettinbee, Serjeant Sauuage, Bryan Mackelhenny, Murtogh O birne, John Tennant, John Young, Patrick Mc Euer, Thomas paceley, Christopher Bateman
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Denounced, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim