Examination of Gillcomey McHallgar

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

Date: 1653-03-03
Identifier: 838061r098


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 61r


The examinacion of Gillcomey McHallgar of Dunnard in the Parish of Culfaghtrim Parish yeoman taken before vs at Colerane the third day of March 1653
<31> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That he was present & did see & behold when one (whom he heard) was called Donnoghy Mc <D> Guiggan McAwley about three daies after the Murder at Portnaw; at Portnagree neere Ballycastle did kill & murder Hugh Hill Gilbert Gamill & his sonne with a skeine & that fferdoragh Magee & Coll McAllester with maney more Irish men whom hee did not know were standing vpon a Hill neere the said place called Portnagree beholding the said Donnoghy, murder the said three persons &


fol. 61v


& that at the same time this Examinante staid with the said fferdoragh Magee for security of life he haveing been fosterer to his Mothers brother & tennant to his Mothers kindred And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Gillcomey McHallgar
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Donnoghy McGuiggan McAwley, fferdoragh Magee, Coll McAllester, Hugh Hill, Gilbert Gamill
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim