Examination of Edmund ô Haggan

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838032r023] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:09 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-12
Identifier: 838032r023


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of Edmund ô Haggan of Ballycastle in the Parish of Ramoane in the County of Antrim Gent: taken before vs at Colerane the said 12th day of March 1652
Who being duely examined saith That he was the Countess of Antrims waiting man for many yeares & lived at Ballycastle with her Ladyshipp That the day after the Murder of the Brittish at Portnaw to this Examinants best remembrance William Glover James Stewart & Thomas Stewart with some ten Scotchmen of the Towne of Ballycastle came vnto the Gate of the Castle That James mcHenry Esquire who since was kill’d at Ennis{killen} as he hath heard mett with the said William Glover without the G{ate} where they were talkeing together this Examinante being present but no{t so} neare as to heare what they said That James Stewart & Tho{mas} Stewart went in at the wickett of the Gate the Broadgate being s{hut} as it was accustomed to be And William Glover & the rest of the S{cotts} staid without That soone after the said James Stewart & Thomas Stewart were entred into the Castle the said James McHenry went in at the Gate & this Examinant followed him that assoone as they were gone in they found the Porter of the Gate & the said James Stewart & Thomas Stewart quarrelling and that the two Stewarts swords were drawne vpon which the said James mcHenry & Donnell grome McDonnell (since likewise kill’d with the men which hee had in the Castle to keepe the Castle for his owne or what end he knowes not, disarmed the said James Stewart & Thomas Stewart And being demaunded upon what grounds the said two Stewarts drew their swords after they were within the Castle Gate he saith he beleives it was to force the Porter to open the Gate & make way for William Glover & the Scotts without the Gate to come in That soone after the said two Stewarts haveing their swords restored them were sent out of the Castle And the Examinant being demanded if any of the Brittish came after vnto the Castle for safety of their lives he saith that all who came thither for Shelter were received in & their lives saved And be{ing} demaunded who those were he saith John Murghlan a Smith


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a Carpenter John Kidd a Mason Allester begg Stewart afterwards the said Countesses Moulterer & some other men & woemen whose names he doth not remember That he did not see or know of or heare of any murdred at Ballycastle but one Jennett Speir who was kill’d on the Backside of the said Countesses stable neere the Castle but by whom he knowes not That Allester McColl McDonnell and James McHenry came to visitt the Countess at Ballycastle after the Murder at Portnaw & in the Layney soe often as they pleased & that this examinant sometimes did see them & others there And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Edmund
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Countess of Antrim, William Glover, James Stewart, Thomas Stewart, Allester McColl McDonnell, James McHenry, James mcHenry, Donnell grome McDonnell, John Murghlan, John Kidd, Allester begg Stewart, Jennett Speir
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Succour, Succour, Succour, Victim