Deposition of John Peetter

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

Date: 1653-05-07
Identifier: 837125v089


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 125v

Aprile May the 7th 1653 The Examination of John Peetter of Glenarme aged about fortie yeeres
<3> Who vpon the Examination sayeth that in the yeere of god 1641 henry grom magill Brian moder magill, Gillaspick mc Adeory Brian o Mulligan and others wer at the murther that was Comitted at the hill heid of Ballygelly where Symon wallace and the others of the thirtein was killed And the reason of this Exementes knowledge is, that after there returne from the said murther he being in Glenarme as a prisoner did heire the said persons makeing there Brages thereof < And particulary he this Examinant heard Gillaspick Mc Adeory bragg that he he gaue the first shott> and relateing that there was one old woman in the howse that did strive to keep in light, where by to discouer them, but they all wise beatt out the light, then she cried out this is a blacke Ireland to vs, and further sayeth that he hard the aboue named personns report that Symon wallace who was on of the murthered personns, vpon there assault cried out to his fellowes, sayeing stand for our defence with Courage for they had musquettes & pouder & ball to defend withall
John Peter
G Blundell
Ja: Traill

The Examination of Teage o Donagan in Glenrauell
<A> Who sayeth that he was present in william Gregs howse in the hill heid of Ballygelly that night in which the murther was Comitted and made ane Escape from amongst there handes And that he saw and knew Brian o Mulligan which is now prisoner Toole mc Mark u s & Pattrike magill with seuerall others in the said howse, acting the murther (at 126)
[An examination of O Donegan, dated 4 May 1653, is at

fol. 126r


Deponent Fullname: John Peetter
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Symon wallace, henry grom magill, Brian moder magill, Gillaspick mc Adeory, Brian o Mulligan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel