Examination of John McCart

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

Date: 1653-03-15
Identifier: 838079r147


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of John McCart of Stronangalmore in the parish of Armoy & County of Antrim yeoman taken before vs at Colerane the said 15th day of March 1652
<56:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That he kept his owne house at Claghnagh neere Ballentoy the begining of the Irish Rebellion And after the Murder of Portnaw this examinante saith that he protected one Jennett Dilliston als Wilson aged about ninety yeares an ancient tennant of this Examinants, And that he this Examinante & others being called to a meeteing <A> which Gilduffe ô Cahan of Dunseverick appointed at the Crough about 7: or 8: daies after the said murder at Portnaw & haveing stayd there about an houre & being sitting besides the said Gilduffe ô Cahan he did see Connogher reagh ô Cahan the same Gilduffes sonne Rory ô Cahan Brian Ballaghs sonne & Donnell grome ô Cahan McDonnell Modder [ ] now dead comeing to them And presently they had told that they had killed the said Jennett Dilliston als Wilson At which this Examinant was angry ffor which the said Gilduffe ô Cahan reproved him bitterly, & told him that he would not feed & mainetaine his Mother for nothing of that age, & said that the said Jennett was a Witch & deserved to be killed And this Examinant further saith that presently after <B> the Murder at Portnaw the McAllesters drew together into a Company to witt Toole McAllester Donnell grome McAllester & Coll mcAllester his sonnes & some other Chiefe men now dead & satt downe at Ligivare, and Maghrienehar & camped, there being armed with such armes as the Countrey afforded to keepe in the Brittish garrison at of Ballentoy, & to hinder Mr Stewart to releive Ballentoy, the said place called Maghrienehar being but about a mile from the Garrison of Ballentoy And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

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Deponent Fullname: John McCart
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jennett als Wilson Dilliston, Gilduffe , Connogher reagh , Rory , Modder, * McAllesters, Toole McAllester, Donnell grome McAllester, & Coll mcAllester, Mr Stewart, Brian Ballagh O Cahan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned