Examination of John O Sheale

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838151r209] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:07 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-21
Identifier: 838151r209


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Words
Commissioners: George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of John O Sheale 27 yeares of knocknedawna in Com: Antrim Husbandman Taken at Lisnegarvy 21 Aprill 1653
Who saith that a littell time after the begining of the Rebellion the ffather of this Examinant named Teige o Sheale liuing in Isle McGee & hearing some shotts in Manchremorne on the 8th of Jun: 1641 he sent this Examinant bene & the Constable there named Edm: McGee and on Donell McLane his seruant to this examinant ffather vnto one ensigne Lader to enquire what was the reason of those shots <A> & what newes, vpon there way ther I met there one Jo: Camell & one Jo: Mcffoden with seuerall other Scotch men (whose names he knoweth not) <John Camell John mc ffaddin> who demanded of this Examinant & the Constable whither they were going who answered them that they were goeing to Ensigne Laders to Enquire what newes & the reason of soe maney shots in Manchremorne, According to the Comand of the Teige O Sheale, This Examinant ffather vpon which the said Company of Scotch men Replyed that they woud not permit them, to goe there but would bring them to a guard & as they were bringing back this Examinant & the Constable one of the 2 aforemencioned (being in the head of the said companey of Scotch men) shot at the Constable who was before them & killed him & also left the said McLane for dead by seuerall wounds which they gaue him & imeadiately afterwards some of them came behinde this Examinant and gaue him 2 or 3 cutts vpon the head which being done he fell downe & afterwards they gaue him 4 or 5 stabs with a pike in his body & left him there for dead w vpon which the said Companey of Scotch men left them & aboute a quarter of an howre afterwards this Examinant rec eauing reuiuing

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A littell he got vp vpon his feete & went vnto the Constable as aforesaid whom he can found lying dead and from him he went vnto the the said Donell McLane who was left for dead by the said Companey & this Examinant called to him whether he was alive or not vpon which the said Donell Answered he was & this Examinant spoke to him to avise that they might begone home, but they fearing least some Scotchmen had bin at there fathers howre since there coming from hence they went a side vnto a Caue a house, 2 or 3 miles from the place & hid themselues there 2 dayes after which tyme this Examinant came in the light like [ ] habitt of a Scotch boy to Carrickvergus to Collonell Hills where he was curing and he left the said McLane behind him

Geo: Rauden

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Deponent Fullname: John O Sheale
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Teige o Sheale, Edm: McGee, ensigne Lader, Collonell Hill, Donell McLane, Jo: Camell, Jo: Mcffaden
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Denounced, Denounced