Examination of James Allen

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

Date: 1653-03-01
Identifier: 838050r065


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<symbol> The Examinacion of James Allen of the Parish of Ballycastle in the County of Antrim yeoman taken before vs the first day of March 1652
<14> Who being duly sworne & Examined saith That one Donnell Grome McDonnell who was slaine at Glan McQuin saved this Examinants life & kept <A> him in Ballycastle after the Murder at Portnaw And that whilst he was in Ballycastle he heard the Irish generally report & say That Jennett Speir for safety of her life fled vnto the Gate of the house of Ballycastle where the Countess of Antrim lived some few daies after the Murder of Portnaw & that one Dwaltagh McAllester deceased & Patricke McAhoy tooke her from the Gate & carryed her to the back of the said Countesses stable neere the wall of the said Castle & there murdred her And further he saith That he likewise heard <B> the Irish report & say That fferragher mcKay & Patricke McAhoy murdred one Thomas Robinson on the Back of the said Stable & put the same Jennett & him in one grave or hole. And alsoe he saith That he heard the Irish say that one Donnoghy McGuiggan McAwley about the same time had slaine the laird of Treaton Hugh Hill Gilbert Gamill Robert Gamill & fower more at the Port neere Ballycastle And that he heard it alsoe constantly reported by the Irish that Murghie oge McMurghie murdred a woeman at Ballycastle And further he saith not:

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: James Allen
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Donnell Grome McDonnell, Jennett Speir, Thomas Robinson, laird of Treaton, Hugh Hill, Gilbert Gamill, Robert Gamill, Countess of Antrim, Dwaltagh McAllester, Patricke McAhoy, fferragher mcKay, Patricke McAhoy, Donnoghy McGuiggan McAwley, Murghie oge McMurghie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Succour, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel