Examination of Thomas Dixon

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

Date: 1653-05-07
Identifier: 837148r116


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Examination of Thomas Dixon of lecale aged about fourty yeeres taken the 7th May 1653
Who sayeth that the second yeere of the Rebellion he dwelt in Bishops Court And that in the first yeere of the Rebellion one CorMack Macgueere went out with the first moneth and within aboute [ ] after the fyue or six dayes after came in and was three nights in Doune Patrick with Sir James Montgommery whose Regiment then lay in lecale; And then the sayd Cormicke Mc gueer went out agayne
<A> This Examinant further sayeth that in the second yeere of the Rebellion yeere after Captain George Montgommeries troope being brought into lecale and going abroad to meet with such of the Irish as used to come into the Iland and fall upon such off the Inhabitants as they could meet with going betwix garrison and garrison, It happened, that one tyme, that Cornet Jonstone then quarter Master [Johnstone] And Raph Read, and an other whose name this examinant sayeth he knoweth not, and also this examinant were together att Ardglasse where this Examinat had a brother Robert Dickson, That while they were together some of Ardglasse gaue Intelligence to Quarter Master Johnstone, that some of the Rebells were in the rockes; as they used often to be as this examinant sayeth, and from thence did sculke out to kill such as they found opportunity against. This Examinant sayeth Cornet Quarter Mr Johnston and the others went out and found Cormick Mc gueer in the Rocks, the noyse whereof comming to the toune he this examinant went out, and found the foresayd Quarter Mr with others chassing the sayd Mc gueer and that at last they invirened him and did kill him, He further sayeth that he can not particularly tell whither quarter Mr Johnstone first or any other, or all of them together fell upon the sayd Mc gueer But that he was killed by the forenamed persons; And that he this examinant, knoweth not whither he himself gaue him any wound or not, nor whither euer he toucht him or not
<B> This examinant further sayeth that his brother Robert Dixon told him this examinant that the said Mc gueer with two more one day pursued the sayd Robert Dixon, betuix his barne and his house, and not beinge able to ouertak, him because the sayd Dixon was on horse back, that the sayd Mc Gueer returned to the barne and hanged the sayd Dixons barne man
Thomas Dixon [mark] his marke
Taken before us
G Blundell
Ja: Traill

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h: 103
The Examination of
Thomas Dixon a prisonner
The killing of Cormick
Mc Gueere
deferred vntill Cornett Johnston come in

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Dixon
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Cormick Mc Gueere, James Montgommery, George Montgommerie, Raph Read, Cornet Jonstone, Robert Dixon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned