Examination of Hugh Col

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

Date: 1653-03-02
Identifier: 838058r090


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 58r


The examinacion of Hugh McColume of Dunluce yeoman taken before vs the second day of March 1653
<27> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That vpon Sunday the 24th day of October in the yeare 1641 Gilduffe ô Cahan of <A> Dunsevericke Brian Modder McHenry ô Cahan his sonne in law; Manus & Connogher reagh ô Cahan his owne sonnes & Brian Ballagh ô Cahans two sonnes with other followers (haveing beene drinkeing in Mathew Stewarts house some certaine time before) about twelue of the Clocke the same Sunday (none being in Dunluce Castle but one Anthony Capten Digbies man) they entred into the Castle of Dunluce about fower houres after which their Entry newes came to vnto Dunluce that the Irish beyond the Bann were risen in Rebellion, And that the same Sunday at night Mr Alexander McDonnell the Earle of Antrims brother Archibald Stewart Esquire & Capten Digby came vnto Dunluce & the Next day Capten Digby with some Scotchmen were put in the Castle And about fower nights after the Murder at <B> Portnaw the Irish forces commanded by James McColl McDonnell Alexander Coll McDonnell Gilduffe ô Cahan John Mortimer Brian Modder McHenry ô Cahan Henry McHenry ô Cahan & Coll McAllester & others of the Irish Gentry came vnto the Towne of Dunluce & the Brittish in the Towne fled vnto the Castle & the Rocks thereabouts that the said Commanders or their men then murdred William Gault in the Towne & another man in the bowling Green & two men vnknowne vnto this Examinante they knocked downe & threw over the Rocks & another they was Murdered by them neere the Counting house & that the said Commanders & their soldiers at the same tyme sett on a fyre & burned the Towne of Dunluce And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major


Deponent Fullname: Hugh McColume
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Gilduffe , Brian Modder McHenry , Manus , Connogher reagh , Brian Ballagh , James McColl McDonnell, Alexander Coll McDonnell, John Mortimer, Henry McHenry , Coll McAllester, Anthony *, Capten Digbie, Alexander McDonnell, Archibald Stewart, William Gault, Mathew Stewart
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Mentioned