Deposition of John Brookes

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

Date: 1653-05-07
Identifier: 837125r088


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: George Blundell, Ja Traill
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 125r

Aprile the 5th 1653
The Examination of william Greg of Ballygelly hill heid taken before vs
<1> Who being Examined sayeth that in the moneth of Janwary 1641 there Came into his howse in the night tyme a party of Irish men to the number of five whereof Brian o Mulligan and Brian Moder Magill wer two And there wounded him this Exement, murthered other thrie person n s, and that same night Symon wallace was mruthered & the rest of the thirtein (at 121)
[An examination of Greg, dated 16 May 1653, is at

fol. 121v


The Examination of John Brookes of Glenarme aged about eight and fourty yeeres taken the 7th May 1653
<2> Who being Examined sayeth that he certainely knoweth <A> henry grom magill Gillaspick mc Adeory Brian {roe} Magill and Brian O Mulligin with others to be of those that wer at the Murther of Symon wallace and the rest of the thirtein which wer murthered at the hill heid of Ballygelly, And the reason of his knowledge is, he being a prisoner with the Irish was sent forth by one Mathew Stewart, who feared th{ } there partie had bein cutt off, to bring intellige{nce} and ryding allong the way to Ballygelly did me{}t with the fore said personns and seuerall others in there Companie haueing the spoile of Cowes horses and Armes that they had taken from the murthered personns
Jh Brookes
G Blundell
Ja Traill

Deponent Fullname: John Brookes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Symon wallace, henry grom magill, Gillaspick mc Adeory, Brian {roe} Magill, Brian O Mulligin, Mathew Stewart
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned