Examination of Lord Mcguire

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-03-26
Identifier: 809024r008


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Examination
Nature of Deposition: Words
Commissioners: Charles Lambert, Lord Lambert, Robert Meredith
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 24r

The Lord Mcguire Examined
sayth that aboute the tyme when mr Jhon Bellew came out out of Engeland with the Commission for the continuance of the present parliment Roger moore in the sayd moores Chamber in the Howse of one Peeter de Costen acquainted him that if the Irishe would rise they might make theyre owne conditions for the regayneinge of theyre lands & freedome of theyre Religion at which tyme the sayd Moore acquainted him alsoe that he had spokeen with sundry of lenster whoe would bee readie & alsoe that he was assured that a good parte of Connoghe would doe the same & therevpon He mooued the Examinat to ioyne with all he could make vnto which motion the examinate yeelded And the next daye followeing their was an other meetinge in the same place where were Coll mc Bryan mc Mahoone Tirlogh o Neale Phillip mc Hugh o Reley the Examinat & Roger Moore where discourse was was had of that business but notheinge was concluded on but that Roger Moore & the rest

fol. 24v

should goe & prepare theyre partes & further saythe that aboute May last he the examinat Roger Moore Phillp O Reley & the Examinats brother Roger mc Guire dispatched a preest one Toole o Conley whoe belonged vnto Roger Moore liued in lenster vnto Owen o Neale into fflanders to acquainte him with the business then Concerneinge the generall Rebellion then in preparation which preist returned about a monthe not before the tyme of execution of the busin & the aunswer which the sayd preest brought from the sayd Owen o Neale was that he would within fifteen after he [could] mighte vnderstand that the R people were vpp he would bee with them with his best assistance & armes and <&> it beinge demaunded what need whye the sayd Owen should bringe Armes considereinge there the Castle of Dubling was to be takeen & the Armes therein he answered that they soe provided for Armes that they might bee provided of them in case they could not take the Castle whereof they doubted and the Examinat acknowledgeth that the sayd Castle of Dublin was to haue been surprised by himselfe Capteyne Bryan O Neale Captayne Conn O Neale Captayne mc Mahowne One Owen o Reley Roger Moore Hugh mc phelim

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Collonell Plunkett & Captayne ffoxe and the Examinat acknowledgeth further that Hughe mc phelim Captayne Conn o Neale & Bryan O Neale brought from Owen o Neale out of fflanders the very same message which the sayd preest brought And the Examinat further sayth that he was tould by Roger Moore that a great Noble man was in the plott but he might not name him for the present a tyme and at an other tyme he the Examinat was informed during in the sitting of the parliment the la st summer by one Jhon Barnewell a ffransiscan ffryer a residen of this Cittie that those of the pale were privie vnto the plott meaneinge concerneinge the Rebellion And further that of those persons whoe came to attend the examinat for the surprise of the Castle onely Cohonnagh mc Gwyer was privie <name those that came with him> vnto the businese in hand & that the last meetinge when the daye appointed for Execution thereof was resolued on was at logh Ross where were present only Ever mc Mahoone vicke generall of the County of Moneh Diocese of Clogher Thomas mc Kearnan a ffryer of Dundalke Sir Phelim o Neale Roger Moors Bryen & O Conn O Neale And alsoe sayth that he & other rest whoe were privie to the plott resisded opposed in parlement the goeinge of the men raysed heer for Spayne in regard they intended to make vse of them heer

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Examinacion xxvjth of March 1641
L Magwire Baron of Eniskellen taken
before the right honnorable vs Charles Lord Lamber{t}
& Sir Robert Meredith knight

Deponent Fullname: Lord Mcguire
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Peer
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jhon Bellew, Peeter de Costen, Roger moore, Coll mc Bryan mc Mahoone, Tirlogh o Neale, Phillip mc Hugh o Reley, Roger mc Guire, Owen o Neale, Bryan O Neale, Conn O Neale, Captayne mc Mahowne, Owen o Reley, Hugh mc phelim, * Plunkett, Captayne ffoxe, Jhon Barnewell, Ever mc Mahoone, Thomas mc Kearnan, Phelim o Neale, Toole o Conley
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced