Examination of Con O Sheale

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

Date: 1653-04-21
Identifier: 838153r210


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Stripping, Succour
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Con o Sheale of Derlaghy in Com: Antrim husbandman Aged 36 yeares or there a boute taken at Lisnegarvy the 21 of Aprill 1653
Who saith that a litell after the Rebellion vpon the 8th of June 1641 there came to his howse a company of Scotch men & this Examinant being with out he did run away and att night he came to looke for his wife & children whome he found killed in the feilds a littell from his howse & afterwards he came to one John Longan (a neighbour of his) who did keepe this examinant hid 3 dayes & nights vnder some Corne & afterwards sent him safe to Carrickfergus with a guard to Collonell Hills howse And being demanded if he knew who these Scotch men were <A> saith he did not for that hauing intelligence of there coming before he ran away but hard that his father Teige o Sheale was brought out of his owne howse by Ensigne Ladder & others to John Marshalls howse where he was that night wounded and left for dead and striped & his body throwed vpon the Dunghill but afterwards got vp in the night & went to the howse of one Dauid Beard who releiued him & had his wounds dressed & preserued him that night in a kill and put a Caddow aboute him & the said Teige went the next day to see what was done at his owne howse & finding none left there went into a littell Cottage hereby, & lighted a littell straw to make him selfe a fier & as this Examinant hath hard James Browne sone of Robert Browne & one Robert Glaskow liuing in Larne coming by & seeing the smoke they went in & shot & the said James (as he hath hard) shot & killed the said Tige

<John Browne Rob: Glaskow>

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& tooke away the [ ] [ ] which said Cado as he [ belea ] hath heard was delivered to the said <Dauid> Beard of Late

Deponent Fullname: Con o Sheale
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Longan, Collonell Hill, Dauid Beard, Teige o Sheale, Ensigne Ladder, John Marshall, James Browne, Robert Glaskow, Robert Browne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Succour, Succour, Succour, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Denounced, Mentioned