Examination of John Moore

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838067v118] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:41 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-07
Identifier: 838067v118


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 67v


The Examinacion of John Moore of the Parish of ffinvoy yeoman taken before vs at Colerane the said 7th day of March 1652
<41:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That on ffriday the 22th day of October 1641 he this Examinante was workeing with one Quarter Master James Stewart who then liued about 3 miles from Moneymore & now in Ennishowen that one William Taaffe neere Cookestowne since lieutenant <A> Colonell Taaffe comeing by the said James Stewarts house the same James desireing him to stay & drinke he told him that he was invited to a share of a barrell of beere in Moneymore & that would serve his Turne & soe went away without drinke And this Examinante saith that at the said 22th of October & some time before he was tennant vnto Neile oge ô Quin now Prisoner at Colerane & dwelt about three Miles from Moneymore that vpon Saturday the 23th of October newes came that Money more Castle & Towne with the Brittish Inhabitants & their Armes were surprised seized & taken by Cormacke ô Haggan the said William Taaffe (who would not stay for a drinke) & the said Neile oge ô Quin his said landlord. And this Examinante further saith that about a fortnight after the said Neile oge ô Quin with above 20: men armed some with swords & firelockes & others with Clubbs halfe pikes pitchforkes & such like weapons came vnto this Examinantes house & Rifled it of all the goods (not formerly sent to Lawrence ô Cullens which the same day they tooke thence) & alsoe the said Neile & his party the same day tooke sixteene Cowes thirty sheepe & three Mares with a Colt & foale & droue them to lissan That this Examinante haveing hid himselfe in a bush by his house he heard the said Neile oge ô Quin aske his wife where the rogue her husband was & said if he could catch him he would cutt his head of And this Examinante further saith that the said Neile oge ô Quin with his party of the Irish the next day after Moneymore was taken possessed himselfe of Sir Thomas Staples house at Lessan & kept his lady & some of his Children along time Prisoners & that divers of the Brittish were murdred about lessan as since he hath heard both from Brittish & Irish & James McIvagh


fol. 68r


James McIvagh now prisoner in Colerane murdred Andrew <C> Young there, as he hath since likewise heard both from the English Scotch & Irish And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: John Moore
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Stewart, William Taaffe, Neile oge , Cormacke , James McIvagh, Andrew Young, Thomas Staples, Lawrence
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim