Examination of Andrew Stewart

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

Date: 1653-03-04
Identifier: 838063r104


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of Andrew Stewart of Coshendonn in Culfaghtrim parish yeoman taken before vs the said 4th day of March 1652
<34> Who being sworne & examined saith That about nine or tenn daies after the Murder at Portnaw about 24 Brittish young & old came vnto this Examinants house at Coshendonn (Alexander McKay haveing received order from Alexander Coll McDonnell to secure <A> this Examinante; which Brittish with their goods this Examinante put into his kill that he this Examinante vpon some occasion being angry with two Irish boyes his servants they went vnto the said Alexander McKay & the companie of Irish which were which with him about halfe a mile thence & told him how this Examinante had some Scotch hid in his kill Vpon which the said Alexander McKay with about sixteene men came vnto this Examinantes house & demaunded of him the key of his kill & caused the said Examinante to open the doore telling him he heard there was good store of gold & money there, & he would Veiw it, And assoone as the doore was opened all the men with him went into the kill & tooke away & robbed the Brittish of their packs & fardells & of all their goods & moneys whatsoever to the Clothes vpon their backs That two nights after this Examinante & all the said robbed people for safety of their lives gott away in a boate for Scotland And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Andrew Stewart
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Alexander McKay, Alexander Coll McDonnell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel