Examination of Thomas Dixon

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

Date: 1653-05-27
Identifier: 837152r118


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 152r

The Examination of Thomas Dixon nowe prisoner taken before vs at Carrickfergus the 27th day of May 1653
Who sayth that before the rebellion hee knewe Cormack mc Guire that was killed at Ardglas, but neuer saw him sence the rebellion This examinent saith hee did neuer heare that the said Cormick was protected, nor knowes by whom the said Cormick was kild onely hee saith that he this examinent being that day that Cormick was killed at Ardglas hee saw Cornet John Johnson & <A> two troopers with him, whereof one was called Raph Reade with their swords following the said Cormick, who had beene in rebellion, and ouer takeing him, the said Cormick was then slayne but by which of them, or how hee was killed hee knowes not. And saith that hee this Examinent was not hee nor any of them that killd the said Cormick, nor that he euer tooke any monyes out of his pocketts
Hee confesseth that the said Cornet Johnson and the two troopers being afterwards in one ffrancis Keethes house in Ardglass, this Examinent went to them and stayed some short time with them drinking. And saith that true it is, that some one of the towne of Ardglasse came into that house where they were drinking, and said in the hearing of this Examine that they were this day about an act, but the party or rebell that they were a killing, is yet aliue, and nothing aileth him wherevpon one of thos in Company, as this Examinent thinks Raph Read went suddenly from them, and as this examinent heard related hee went to the place where the said Cormick lay wounded and there killed him outright: And he this Examinent denyes, that hee had any of the said Cormick{s} cloaths. And further saith not
Thomas [mark] Dixon
his marke
Taken by vs
Roger Lyndon

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27o May 1653
The Examination of Thomas

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Dixon
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Cormack mc Guire, John Johnson, Raph Reade
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned