Examination of Shane O Coll

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-02-28
Identifier: 838048r051


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Richard Brasier, Thomas Coote
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Shane O Coll of Ballycastle in the County of Antrim Innkeeper taken before vs the day & yeare first above written
<7:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That he being enlisted in one Capten Glovers Companey part of the Brittish forces of the Roote under the Command of Archibald Stewart Esquire, the same Companey for security of the Countrey were appointed to garrison at Portnaw And that vpon or about the second day of January 1641 one called Colonell Tirlagh <A> oge รด Cahan & Allester McDonnell with two Companies of men fell vpon part of the said Capten Glovers Company & one Capten Peebles Company there engarrisoned a littell before day & murdred about threescore men. that this Examinante & onely three more of Capten Glovers Company then there, escaped to Ballycastle. That a short time after he see Thomas Robinson ledd starke naked downe the street of Ballycastle by fferragher mcKay & Patrick mcAhoy, who with swords slashed him downe on the backside of the Stable of Ballycastle & murdred him, And this Examinante further saith That he this Examinante mett with one Dunkin Greer at Ballycastle who was grievously wounded in his backe with a Pike of which wound he soone after dyed, that this Examinante asked him who stabbed him And he told this Examinante that it was one Donnell McPhelomy McCormacke who now dwells at Glanbush in the Parish of Armoy And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Shane O Coll
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Innkeeper
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Capten Glover, Archibald Stewart, Capten Peebles, Tirlagh oge , Allester McDonnell, fferragher mcKay, Patrick mcAhoy, Donnell McPhelomy McCormacke, Thomas Robinson, Dunkin Greer
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim