Deposition of Hugh Cunningham

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

Date: 1642-04-21
Identifier: 836080r044


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Randall Adams, William Aldrich, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

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Hugh Cuningham late of Downburge in the County of Antrim gent sworne and examined sayth That about the first third of November last past being about tenn days after the begining of the presente rebellion Hee this Deponent and his wife and seven children: were by the Rebells expelled from his howses and habitacion which afterwards the Rebells sett on fyer and burned downe, And then hee this deponent was deprived robbed or otherwise dispojled of his goodes and chattells at or nere Downburge aforesaid of the values hereafter meconed vizt of beasts and cattle worth twenty pownds horses & Mares worth viij li. howsehold goods and provition worth Corne and hay one hundreth and fowrscore powndes His howse which he built & which was burned by the Rebells & the howshold goods and provition there worth Cxl li. Corne vpon the ground worth xxv li. and in debts and arreres of rents owing vnto him by rebells or men robed and disabled by the Rebelljon to satisfy amounting to 248 li.: And this deponent by meanes of the Rebelljon is expelled from & dispoyled of leases of lands which he held for 60 80 yeres in being within the County of Antrim his interest therein being worth CCC li., And this deponent alsoe by the Rebells hath beine deprived robbed or otherwise dispoyled of his goodes and chattles within the [ ] town of Lisdalgan in the County of Downe of the values hereafter mencioned vizt 25 beasts & 2 Mares worth xxx li. Corne worth 20 li. rents vj li. Soe as this deponents whole Losse by reason of the rebellion amounteth vnto the sume of Nyne hundreth seventie Seven pownds sterling
And further saith That the Rebells that soe as aforesaid robbed & dispoyled him within the County of Antrim were as this deponent was credibly informed by his servant and

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<a> as he verely beleeveth were theis that follow vizt Hugh Margogh ô Neile of Kilmackevitt in the same County Esquire Brian Mother ô Neile of the same gentleman Toole ô Neile of the same gentleman and divers others to the number of sevenscore at least their followers complicies or tenants whose names he knows not, And that the Rebells that soe as aforesaid stripped and dispoyled this deponent within the County of Downe were theis vizt Patrick Mc Cartan of the territory of Killinleartie in in the County <b> of Downe Esquire Phellomy mc Toole ô Neile of the Slutt Neiles gent Brian Roe ô Kelly of the slutt Kellyes lately a Bumbailiff & now a Captain of the Rebells and divers others their tenants servants complicees or souldjers being a great number whose names he cannot tell And further saith That theis persons alsoe hereafter mencioned were and yet are in Rebelljon <c> vizt, the Lord viscount of Evaghe: Ever mc Gennis of Castle wollan in the County of Downe Esquire: Rory Mc Gennis of Kilwarlen in the same County Esquire Rory Mc Ever oge mc Gennis of the same gent: Patrick Russell of Ramellan gentleman all of the County of Downe: James Mc Donnell of the Roote in the County of Antrim Esquire a Justice of the peace Michaell Doyne of Killultaghe in the same County Esquire: Owen ô Maddegan of the Crosse in the Countie of Antrim a bumbayliff Shane ô Maddigan of the same Laborer Christofer Mc Carter of the same Laborer being all three this deponents tenants Brian Mc gilC Gilcole of Killilaghe yeoman: Manus McGill Cole of the same yeom{an} Coll mother o Mulhallon of the same gent & Rory Mc Pik{} of the same yeoman And further saith that one John Maxwell of Ballihalbert in the County of Downe gent a brittish protestant, and this deponents

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father in lawe, whoe hath beene a prisoner amongst the Rebells at the Newry, & exchanged for another prisoner, & soe deliuered from them about the first of March Last tould him this deponent: That the a popish preist that often came to visitt him told him that Sir Phelomy o Neale <d> the gran Rebell of Kannard did Command the preists of every parrish within vlster to returne the number of the brittish that were killd by the irish monthly within their seuerall parishes which being done their number of the people soe Killed consisting of men women and children came to one hundreth thowsand and five thowsands or thereabouts
Hg: Cunyghame
Jur xxjo April 1642
Randall Adams:
William Hitchcocke
Hen: Brereton
William Aldrich

And further sayth that the Irish Rebells in the north of Ireland as this deponent is credibly informed writt to the Lord of Ards That the english of the Countie of Antrim had written wold ioyne with them the irish in subdueing the Scotts And heard credibly likewise from the Irish that the Scotts english had agreed to had writt vat the that they wold ioyne with the jrish Rebells to subdue the Scotts English
Hg Cunyghame


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Hugh Cuningham Jur
21 Apr 1642
Cert fact

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little cross


Deponent Fullname: Hugh Cuningham
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh Margogh , Brian Mother , Toole , Patrick Mc Cartan, Phellomy mc Toole , Brian Roe , Lord viscount of Evaghe, Ever mc Gennis, Rory Mc Gennis, Rory Mc Ever oge mc Gennis, Patrick Russell, James Mc Donnell, Michaell Doyne, Owen , Shane , Christofer Mc Carter, Brian Mc Gilcole, Manus McGill Cole, Coll mother o Mulhallon, Rory Mc Pik{}, Phelomy o Neale, John Maxwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness